Charlie Adam makes Rangers return claim after Gerrard talks
Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Charlie Adam makes Rangers return claim after Gerrard talks

Former Rangers and Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has claimed he almost returned to Ibrox shortly after Steven Gerrard took the reins at Ibrox – but said the “proper offer wasn’t there” from the Gers.

Adam, who made the breakthrough at Rangers before heading south to sign for Blackpool, insists he was up for the challenge of helping former Anfield teammate Gerrard restore the Light Blues to the summit of Scottish football.

Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“I had one or two discussions with Steven to come back over the years when he first joined and things like that,” Adam said [BBC]

“I had conversations, met him to talk about it. That was early on (in Gerrard’s reign). When Mark Allen was Director of Football.

“Unfortunately for me it was something that never happened. I was still at Stoke at the time.

“I knew at the time they were going to sign (Steven) Davis and what the plan was.

“I was up for it but unfortunately it never happened. But that’s the way it goes.

Asked if he regretted the move not coming to fruition, Adam added: “Yeah. Big club, the pressure.

“But you can only get that if the proper offer was there.

“There was discussions but it never ever materialised.”

Little to suggest Rangers missed out by not re-signing Charlie Adam

Despite not managing to agree a deal to re-sign Adam, there’s little to suggest that Rangers missed out by not bringing him back to Ibrox.

It’s hard to see where he would have fitted into the Rangers team under Gerrard anyway with the former Scotland midfielder not exactly the most energetic in the middle of the park.

His subsequent career hasn’t exactly been much to write home about either, with Adam leaving Dundee at the end of the season following relegation from the Premiership.

In other news, Rangers confirm two more pre-season friendlies as West Ham head for Ibrox

LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment