Madjid won't buy out deal

Gers will win a fee for want-away defender if he leaves

Bougherra: Defender will not use 'Webster Ruling' to buy out the rest of his Gers contract

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Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has confirmed he will not use 'the Webster Ruling' to quickly force his way out of Ibrox.

Bougherra is looking to leave the SPL champions after three years with the Light Blues, but he will not be fast tracking a transfer by buying out the rest of his contract as Hearts' Andy Webster did five years ago.

Weekend reports suggested the Algeria international would splash out the £600,000 required to end his deal a year early, rather than allow Gers to receive a fee for his services.

But it seems a move this summer will now at least earn Rangers a transfer fee, with the player rated a possible £3million target for Premier League clubs.


"If I leave in the summer I want everything to be clean with Rangers," Bougherra said.

"The club must be happy with any transfer. I've been at Rangers for three years and don't want to cause any trouble.

"The last three years has been fantastic but maybe now is the time to move on."


Bougherra has confirmed he would like to return to the Premier League after enjoying six months in England with Charlton.

"My focus is still on the Premier League," he told the Scottish Sun.

"I played there for six months with Charlton and I want to go back as six months isn't a long time."