Madjid Bougherra wants Rangers return and confirms he still speaks to David Weir

The 33-year-old won three Scottish Premiership titles during his time at Ibrox.

Madjid Bougherra has confirmed that he would love to return to Rangers in the near future and explained that he is still in contact with the club's assistant manager David Weir, The Scottish Sun reports.

The 33-year-old spent just over three seasons at Ibrox and won the Scottish Premiership title in every full campaign that he was there for.

And with his contract with Arabian Gulf League side Al Fujairah expiring at the end of the season (via The Scottish Sun), he admitted that he would love to come back to Scotland and still speaks to his old centre-back partner, who is now Mark Warburton's right-hand man.

"I am free and it would be good if I could come back to Glasgow," he told The Scottish Sun.

"I keep in touch with David Weir by WhatsApp.

"I will pass the message on and see what the coach needs.

"I have opportunities - but if Glasgow Rangers comes, you cannot refuse."

While Bougherra's age means that he does not fit the criteria for signings that Warburton has tended to go after since he joined the club, the fact that he would be available on a free transfer and has an understanding of what the Gers are about should arguably make him someone that the team consider looking at on a short-term deal.

The Algerian would bring a level of experience that Rangers' defence lacks - apart from current skipper Lee Wallace - and knows what it takes to enjoy success at the highest level, which may help the younger players in the squad as they prepare for their first season back following their Scottish Championship success.

And with Dominic Ball potentially returning to Tottenham at the end of his loan spell when the season comes to an end, Bougherra's return may perhaps be an option that would provide some depth but would not have a massive impact on the Light Blues' budget. 

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