International admits Rangers return is possible, but Mark Allen must not let it happen
Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam has hinted at a possible Ibrox return should he leave Stoke City after the 32-year-old fell out of favour at the Bet365 Stadium – but the veteran is well past his best and would struggle to improve the Gers squad.
Adam has struggled to make any impact this season under Mark Hughes and then his replacement, Paul Lambert with only four Premier League starts to his name.
The Scotland international has said he is open to a return to Ibrox, almost a decade after leaving to join Blackpool, but admits he’d need to be “better” than what they currently have in the side.
“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,” he told the Times.
At 32, he isn’t better than what Graeme Murty currently has at his disposal and given his reported £40,000 per week wages at Stoke, it could cost the Light Blues a sizable chunk of change to sign an ageing midfielder who hasn’t managed over 30 games in a season for several years.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
With the likes of Greg Docherty, Ross McCrorie, Ryan Jack and Jordan Rossiter vying for spaces in central midfield for the Gers, there’s not exactly a pressing need to bring Adam back.
He doesn’t fit the mould of player the Gers have brought in recently and doesn’t fit as the type of midfielder the Gers need in the engine room to help take them to the next level.
Maybe a few years ago there would have been a possibility for Adam to return but in 2018, he simply doesn’t fit at Ibrox and director of football Mark Allen must not allow him to return.