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Former Bluenose flattered by Rangers return link

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Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar has paved the way for a surprise return to former club Glasgow Rangers after admitting he is flattered by their reported interest.

The 29-year-old Spaniard, who is currently recovering from a meniscus operation to heal the injury that plagued Cuellar for much of last season, says he would relish the chance to return to Scotland with the current SPL champions.

After joining Villa from Rangers in 2008 for a £7.8million fee, Cuellar featured regularly under the stewardship of former manager Martin O'Neill, but made just 12 appearances for the Midlands outfit last season.

As the Villa Park outfit look to reduce their wage bill, Cuellar has been identified as a player whose Aston Villa future may be in doubt, and newly-appointed Gers boss Ally McCoist is ready to pounce to bring him back to Ibrox.

"Obviously I have to find out what Villa want me to do but I'm very surprised to hear that Rangers want me back," said Cuellar.


 

"A lot of people have been talking about it on the internet and on Twitter saying, 'I want Carlos back - or Carlos has to be here.'

"It's exciting because Rangers, for me, has so many good memories. It's exciting if there is a possibility to go back because all of those good memories come back - the city, the club, the people, how much they loved me and how much I loved them.

"Then there is the Champions League and the chance to win trophies again - who wouldn't be excited about something like that?"

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