Bougherra happy at Rangers
Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has no plans to leave Ibrox at the end of the season.
Last Updated: 25/02/09 6:01pm
Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has no plans to move away from Ibrox in the immediate future.
The Algerian player switched to Glasgow from Charlton Athletic in the summer but insists he is not planning on a quick transfer back to England.
The 26-year-old has had an impressive start to his career in the SPL, with many clubs in England and France reportedly being interested during the January transfer window.
But Bougherra claims he has learned from past moves and believes staying at Rangers is the best option for his career.
"When I look back at it now, I think I've made some clever changes of club over the years as I've made gradual progress," he told Rangers News.
"I moved up from Gueugnon - a very small team - to Crewe, then went from there to Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton.
"Now I am at Rangers, so if I was to move on again, it would have to be to a massive side because I'm already at one just now.
"What I don't want to do is the same thing as I did when I was at Wednesday. I really liked it there.
"It was just like Scotland in that respect, but I left after six months because I got the chance to play in the Premiership for the first team with Charlton.
"I had gone to England from Gueugnon and when you see the Premiership on TV back in France, you want to go there quickly.
"I was still young when I was in Sheffield and, having just turned 24, I made the wrong choice to move from there. I went too soon.
"Here at Rangers, I am really settled. The fans are fantastic and the staff are the same - they have made me feel so welcome and it is better to stay here.
"I have learned from my experience with Wednesday and now I know I should have stayed there longer.
"By the same token, I want to stay here longer because I am happy at Ibrox and there is no need for me to go.
"I might get more money at another club or play at a higher level but this is a big club and I'm very settled and content in Glasgow. Everything is perfect."
However, Rangers have hinted at needing to offload a big-name player due to their financial situation. Bougherra realises that he may have to leave if the club receives an offer that is too good to ignore.
"Of course, you have to be honest and I don't know what the future holds for me because I know football is a business," he added.
"If a club were to bid a big amount for me that Rangers couldn't turn down, I realise there is nothing I could do about that.
"I must make one thing clear, though, that I want to stay.I don't know what will happen in the months ahead but, in my heart, I want to be here."