Polarising former Rangers star Charlie Adam will return to Scottish football after he signed a deal with boyhood club Dundee, it has been announced.

The former Blackpool and Liverpool midfielder is set to join up the Dees as the Dens Park club look to mount an assault on the Scottish Championship.

Dundee are the midfielder’s boyhood club and the 34-year-old was quick to express his delight over signing for James McPake’s side after his release from Reading in the English Championship.

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“I’m here and I’m delighted to be here,” said Adam [Dundee].

“This is my club, it’s something I’ve grown up supporting and I used to stand on the terraces so it’s nice to officially get on the pitch and play for a club I love.

 

“Hopefully we can be successful.”

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Charlie Adam is a polarising figure at Ibrox having come through the youth ranks at Rangers and going on to have a successful career down south.

The midfielder began his senior career at Ibrox, scoring 15 times in 77 appearances for the Gers in all competitions between 2003 and 2009.

But after Adam infamously said he was “not interested” in Rangers as the club toiled in 2012 it soured his relationship with some of the club’s supporters.

Charlie Adam was a teammate of Rangers manager Steven Gerrard at Liverpool. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

It didn’t stop Adam suggesting he could still do a job for the Ibrox club prior to signing for Dundee as he talked up his interest in a return to Glasgow.

“Everybody wants to play for a big club and everybody wants to contribute,” said Adam [GO Radio].

“Is it disappointing when the club are looking at positions where they want to improve? Do I feel that I could still contribute to Rangers? Absolutely.

Charlie Adam came through the youth ranks at Rangers and claimed that he could still do a job at Ibrox when he was looking for a club earlier in the summer. (Photo credit should read Kieran Dodds/AFP/Getty Images)

“But the manager and the director of football want to go in a different way.”

Adam carved out a very successful career in England, turning out for Blackpool, Liverpool, Stoke and Reading across an 11-year spell south of the border.

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