Former Rangers and Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam recently opened up about his future and went on to suggest that he is open to a loan move in January at the Ibrox. Adam was part of the Rangers team which enjoyed decent amount of success, and after his impressive stint, the midfielder later moved to Blackpool where he impressed further. He got the big break to move to the English top flight where he played for Liverpool for one season.
Gerrard obviously would have seen him from close quarters as they played a season together but it remains to be seen whether this out of favour midfielder would find his way back to Rangers later this season.
Adam recently talked about his experience and told Daily Record,”A loan is something I would look at. I will discuss it when it’s closer to the time but I want to play – and Scotland is, hopefully, an option. It was great to come back (for Kris Boyd’s testimonial last Saturday) and relive the old stories with the guys I played with at Rangers, like Boydy, Sasa Papac and Pedro Mendes.”
”It’s also been good to see how Rangers are progressing this season under Steven Gerrard. He has the aura, presence and stature to take on the pressure that comes with that job. A lot of people might have crumbled by now.”
It’s almost as if the Scotsman has given a come and get me plea after Gary Rowett sidelined him at Stoke of late. The midfielder has made just three substitute appearances in the Championship, and it seems clear that he doesn’t feature in the plans of Rowett.
The 32-year-old is definitely past his prime, and even though the Gers might be in need of a creative midfielder, we feel Adam is not the answer at the moment. In the current setup, Gerrard’s team works extremely hard off the ball which Adam might not be able to provide. Even in his prime, the 32-year-old wasn’t known to have the best of work rates.
However, one cannot question his on the ball abilities as he has a mean left foot and can ping a pass or two or hit out 30-40 yards diagonals. His experience and creativity might come in handy, but we feel the club should look at much more long-term options in January.
If they don’t manage to land anyone, maybe a 6-month loan deal for Adam might not do much harm, but he would have to work his socks off to get regularly into the playing eleven. For us, we just don’t see Gerrard going in for him and instead the former Liverpool captain could opt for another former midfielder in the form of Steven Davis who is in much better shape to take on the challenges of the Premiership.