Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam is open to a move back to Scotland, according to the Express.

The 32-year-old has found chances hard to come by with the Potters this season and is set to discuss his future in the January transfer window.

Adam has said, “I’ve not played this season, I’ve played three (league) games, so I need to play”. He also added, “If there are options out there, we’ll sit down and look at them”.

The experienced midfielder has been linked with a return to Scottish Premier League giants Rangers. Rumours have been fuelled by the fact he was a teammate of their boss, Steven Gerrard, at Liverpool.

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Adam started his career in Scotland with Dundee and was snapped up by Rangers when he was 17 years-old in 2003. He went onto play 88 times for the Glasgow side in all competitions. He also enjoyed loan spells at Ross County and St Mirren during his time at Ibrox.

Blackpool then swooped to sign him in February 2009, initially on loan but the deal was made permanent five months later. Adam was a key player for the Seasiders and was pivotal in their promotion to the Premier League in 2010.

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After scoring 34 goals in 98 appearances for Blackpool, Liverpool forked out £6.75 million to sign Adam in July 2011. He then went onto feature for the Reds on 37 occasions, scoring twice ahead of a switch to Stoke City in 2012.

Adam is now in his seventh season with the Potters. With his long-term future there in doubt a move back to Scotland seems a real possibility.

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