Charlie Adam is wasting his time if he really wants Rangers return

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Charlie Adam is out of favour at Stoke City and has opened the door for a return to Glasgow Rangers in the future.

Charlie Adam of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Watford at Bet365 Stadium on January 31, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Rangers have got into a habit of bringing back former players of late. Kyle Lafferty and Allan McGregor returned to Ibrox during the summer transfer window and there has been plenty of speculation surrounding Steven Davis, too.

In quotes reported by the Scottish Sun, Charlie Adam has also admitted that he would be keen to join the ranks of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers revolution should the chance arise.

“I would if the opportunity ever came up,” Adam said.

 

Interestingly, the Telegraph claimed over the summer that Rangers had considered bringing the veteran midfielder back to Ibrox from Stoke City. So there are reasons for the 32-year-old to be hopeful.

But, unlike McGregor and Lafferty, who have offered experience and much-needed quality at either end of the pitch, it is difficult to see where Adam really fits in to this new-look Rangers team.

Werder Bremen's Brazilian mdifielder Diego (R) vies for the ball against Glasgow Rangers' midfielder Charles Adam during their UEFA Cup last-16 second-leg match on March 13, 2008 at the...

The centre of midfield, after all, is probably the strongest area of Steven Gerrard’s squad. We still have not seen anything of Graham Dorrans this season while, despite being loaned out to Shrewsbury Town, Greg Docherty is expected to have a future in Glasgow.

Furthermore, the Scottish Sun pointed out this week that Rangers are already planning to sign Angers’ enforcer Lassana Coulibaly on a permanent deal after a terrific start to his loan spell.

The ageing and plodding Adam, who made only 11 Premier League appearances as Stoke were relegated last season, simply does not fit in.

Stoke player Charlie Adam in action during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Bet365 Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

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