Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam has hinted that he could potentially return to Rangers in the future.

Adam, 32, has struggled to make much an impact at the Bet365 Stadium this season with just 13 appearances in all competitions and only four starts in the Premier League.

The Telegraph has previously reported that the Scotland international was put up for sale by former manager Mark Hughes and while it was understood he was earning over £40,000-a-week just to sit on the fringes of the squad, no movement was made in offloading the ex-Gers midfielder in January.

Now, Adam has suggested that he would consider a return to Ibrox, but he would rather see out the remaining 18-months of his Stoke contract – if they manage to stay in the Premier League.

“I’d like to play for as long as possible. I’ve got 18 months left on my Stoke contract but, come this summer, who knows what will happen? Like I say, I think Stoke need to reflect on things after this season, and when they do I’m hoping we will still be in the Premier League,” he told the Times.

“I’m ruling nothing out about my future. I’d go anywhere where I thought there was an opportunity. Ideally, I’ll be an English Premier League player for another couple of seasons, but you never know.

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“Regarding Rangers, it might come up or it might never happen. I’m open to anything in my career. It would have to be a case of Rangers or anyone else judging whether I was better than what they currently had in their team.”

Football Insider verdict

Rangers are well stocked in midfield so a summer move for Adam may not be something that Mark Allen would have to work on. However if Sean Goss is not allowed to leave QPR on a permanent basis after a successful loan in Glasgow, there may be an opening for Adam to return. Greg Docherty, Graham Dorrans, Ryan Jack, Jason Holt and even Ross McCrorie are other options that the Gers have in midfield, as well as a few fringe players and ones out on loan. So to sign Adam there’s no doubt that a few of them would have to move on, which seems unlikely.

In other Rangers news, the Gers’ shock hunt to sign this league leading enforcer gives a huge hint about Sean Goss’ future at Ibrox.

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