Bougherra would relish Prem switch

29 June 2010 12:27
Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra is happy at Ibrox - but he wants to move to the English Premier League if he does leave Glasgow this summer.[LNB] Bougherra played for Algeria against England in their goaless draw during the group stages of the World Cup in Cape Town and his performance further increased his growing reputation.[LNB]The 27-year-old has spent the past two seasons with Rangers, helping them win the Scottish Premier League title from Old Firm rivals Celtic.[LNB]However, the former Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton defender admits a move south of the border is appealing, with both Liverpool and Arsenal reported to be interested.[LNB]"First of all I am a Rangers player, my contract runs until 2012, so I am fine there," Bougherra told Sky Sports' website.[LNB]"I heard that Hamburg and Arsenal are interested through the papers, but there is nothing official as yet.[LNB]"I am tired after the World Cup, so I want to have a holiday and recharge for next season."[LNB]Bougherra, who joined Rangers for £2.5million during January 2007, added: "I would choose the Premier League if I had a choice, I love the English mentality and their football is the best.[LNB]"I want to test myself against the likes of (Wayne) Rooney, (Didier) Drogba, (Fernando) Torres and (Emmanuel) Adebayor as those guys let you know what level you are at.[LNB]"For me, it is also time for pay back because I don't think a lot of people remember that I played in the Premier League with Charlton."

Source: Team_Talk