COMMENT By Will Butcher
Rangers could reignite their Scottish Premiership campaign with the signing of former star Charlie Adam.
The 31-year-old’s future at Stoke City is currently in doubt with just six months remaining on his current Britannia Stadium deal.
Although there is an option for a further year in the deal he signed in the summer of 2015, Adam has not yet had his stay in Staffordshire extended beyond the summer.
That could mean Mark Hughes would allow the left-footed midfielder to leave in a bargain deal in the January transfer window and Rangers should look to capitalise on that.
Former Liverpool and Blackpool ace Adam played for the Gers for six years after making his professional debut with the 54-time Scottish champions in 2003 at 18 years old.
Becoming a regular by the age of 21, Adam made 76 league and cup appearances for the Glasgow side, scoring 15 goals with 10 assists.
With midfielders Jordan Rossiter, Josh Windass and Niko Kranjcar all currently nursing injuries and Joey Barton leaving in November, the Gers could be in the market for a midfielder.
Signing Adam would be a huge coup for the Gers, as Mark Warburton looks to add proven top-flight quality to his side.
The left-footed Scotland international is renowned for his long-range shooting ability, providing inch-perfect assists from dead-ball situations and an accurate array of passing which is missing from Warburton’s side.
Lining up alongside the likes of Andy Halliday and Jason Holt could see the Gers begin to claw back the 14-point deficit behind Old Firm rivals Celtic.
In other Rangers transfer news, this is Warburton’s plan to deal with Martyn Waghorn come January.