Bougherra 'sickened' by offer

09 August 2011 12:22
Former Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra says the Ibrox club's contract extension made him 'sick' in his heart.

The Algerian centre-back was offered a two-year Ibrox extension while other team-mates Allan McGregor and Steven Davis received lengthy contracts.

Bougherra completed his move to Qatari outfit Lekhwiya last week, although he still has a sour taste in his mouth from his Light Blues spell.

The 28-year-old felt he should have been offered terms in line with his team-mates, rather than staying at the club on the same terms.

"I was in my last year with Rangers and I had choices to make," explained Bougherra. "I either stayed until the end of the season and run out my contract, with the risk that I get injured along the way and find myself without a club next season, or extend my contract at Rangers.

"The proposed extension that Rangers made me had the same financial terms as my present contract - virtually the same pay.

"It wasn't what I was expecting, especially at my age.

"Also, I was offered an extension of two years only, while two or three players at Rangers got five-year contracts. It made me feel sick in my heart."

Source: Team_Talk