Papac hopes for Cuellar return
Rangers defender Sasa Papac admits he would love to see Carlos Cuellar make a return to Ibrox.
Last Updated: 10/07/11 7:21pm
Rangers full-back Sasa Papac admits he would love to see Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar make a return to Ibrox.
Cuellar spent the 2007/08 season with the SPL club, playing a key role in their run to the Uefa Cup final, before departing for Aston Villa in a deal worth £7.8million.
Cuellar remained a regular starter at Villa Park under Martin O'Neill but often found himself out in the cold under Gerard Houllier last season, with a series of niggling injuries not helping his cause.
Rangers boss Ally McCoist has frequently spoken of his desire to bring Cuellar, who has a year left on his Villa contract, back to Scotland. A desire perhaps made greater following a recent 3-0 friendly defeat to German outfit Bochum.
After having an initial bid of £1.5million rejected last month, the two clubs have yet to agree a fee, with Cuellar facing up to the possibility of seeing out his contract with Villa.
Papac, though, remains hopeful a deal can be done and that he will soon see Cuellar back in a blue shirt.
"I know that the manager is interested in bringing Carlos Cuellar back to the club and that would be great," Papac told the club's official website.
"He is a very good player. We know how he can play after his great season with us before."
Speaking of the defeat to Bochum, Papac added: "We have only been in pre-season training for two weeks and I think there were some heavy legs in the second half against Bochum.
"We will become stronger in the next two weeks because we need to be ready for the start of the season."