Bougherra seeks Gers exit
Madjid Bougherra has confirmed he wants to leave Rangers in the summer after rejecting fresh terms.
Last Updated: 11/04/11 8:49am
Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has confirmed he wants to leave the club in the summer after rejecting fresh terms.
The Algeria international has one year left on his Ibrox contract, but hopes Gers will agree a fee that allows him to move on.
Bougherra has enjoyed his three years with the Scottish giants, but now feels the time is right for a new challenge.
The 28-year-old would love a chance in the Premier League, although he is also open to playing in Turkey or a Gulf nation.
Bougherra was offered a new two-year contract to extend his Ibrox stay, however, he politely refused the club's proposal.
"Rangers offered me a chance to extend my contract by another two years but I politely refused," he told the Daily Record.
"I have spent three wonderful years here in Glasgow and want to try a new challenge.
"I have one year left of my contract with Rangers and everything depends on discussions I have with the people in charge of the club.
"If I do stay another year there will be no problem on my side because I've only known good times with Rangers.
"Now if there is a great challenge for me elsewhere and the club is okay with it I think I will be leaving.
"In the past two years I have played in the Champions League, the Europa League and also the World Cup.
"I want to look for another challenge now. My priority is to play in the Premier League.
"Now if it does not happen I shall go and play in either Turkey or the Gulf countries. I won't go to France.
"But for now I'm still at Rangers and we still have a lot to play for this season. I have not left Rangers yet."