Charlie Adam has admitted that he’d love to go back to the Scottish Premiership with Rangers – but what about Old Firm rivals Celtic?

Jim White was full of mischief on talkSPORT on Thursday morning with Charlie Adam in the studio.

The 32-year-old’s future is up in the air right now having fallen well down the pecking order at Stoke City. In quotes reported by The Daily Record (live blog) on Tuesday, Potters boss Gary Rowett has admitted that he will let Adam leave if he wants in the January transfer window.

Now, the experienced midfielder has made no secret of his desire to return to Rangers, almost a decade after he left Ibrox to embark upon a stellar spell at Blackpool. Speaking to Sky Sports recently, Adam admitted that he’d jump at the chance to reunite with his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard if given the chance.

But what about Celtic? That is the question White put to Gers fanatic Adam – but the former Scotland international has pointed out that the presence of his former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead makes this already fanciful move even more unlikely.

“No (I’d never go to Celtic). Big Brendan got rid of me at Liverpool so I don’t think he’d want to sign me at Celtic,” Adam said.

Whether Adam’s dream move back to Ibrox comes to fruition remains to be seen. But he should be encouraged by reports from The Express that Gerrard is hoping to bring a new central midfielder to Rangers in January.

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