Bougherra keeps options open
Algerian stopper does not rule out leaving Ibrox
Last Updated: August 13, 2010 4:50pm
Bougherra: Options open
Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra claims he is keeping his options open regarding his future after being linked with a move away.
The sought-after centre-half has two years left on his current deal at Ibrox and claims he is happy to remain at the club and help the Gers to a third successive SPL title.
However, with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool reportedly in the frame for the Algeria international, he is not ruling anything out.
"I have a two-year contract and I am very happy here so if I stay here, there is no problem," said Bougherra.
"But if there is a big opportunity for the club or for me, we will see what happens.
"At the moment, I am very comfortable and I want to play again this year.
"I'm ready for the new season and we are ready to prove again that we can win the title so I'm excited to play the first game at home.
"The new season has come around very quickly and the rest was very short but I need to concentrate again and do the best to win three in a row if possible."
Rangers completed the signing of striker James Beattie from Stoke on Friday, becoming the club's first addition of the summer.
Bougherra insists he is not concerned by the lack of arrivals through the door so far in the transfer market, because the current squad achieved success last term.
When asked if he was worried, he added: "Not really.
"It's like last year, with the same team and the same players and we know each other.
"If we have some injuries, yes, it's a worry. But I think we will have new players coming in and we have time to get new players so I am confident about this."