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AC Milan’s Gennaro Gattuso could be in line for an emotional return to Rangers.
The combative Italian became a cult hero at Ibrox during his 15 month stay in the blue half of Glasgow in the late 1990s due to his all-action style and indomitable spirit. He was offloaded by Dick Advocaat, a move which proved to be a huge mistake as he has since gone on to star for AC Milan twice winning the European Cup and helping Italy to lift the World Cup in 2006.
At 33 years of age, his legs no longer match his desire to compete it at the vert top level as shown by his implosion during the Champions League home defeat top Tottenham in which he twice attacked Spurs coach Joe Jordan and kept spoiling for a fight with other members of the opposition dressing room including the normally placid Peter Crouch. While Milan have an excellent reputation of elongating the careers of their players, it is believed that they are prepared to sell Gattuso at the end of the season with Rangers a possible destination.
The player has always spoken with affection about his time in Scotland and having married a Scottish girl the chances of him rejoining the club are pretty high though Rangers will no doubt face competition from other clubs around Europe who will be liable to offer him a more attractive wage packet.
This could well be just the right time for this move. Gennaro Gattuso was of course making headlines for the wrong reasons last month when he head-butted Tottenham coach Joe Jordan but it is well worth noting that the AC Milan midfielder is one of the most decorated players of his generation. The 33 year old has won the Serie A title a Champions League, a Coppa Italia and of course a World Cup so he is not as much of a thug as some would have you believe.
Before he was a San Siro hero he was a Ibrox legend and Gattuso considers Walter Smith one of the biggest influences on his career and a return to Rangers may well suit all parties. Now in his 12th season at AC Milan it seems that new boss Massimiliano Allegri may well be ready to allow the Italian international to leave and it seems unlikely he would move to another Serie A club, such is his love for the Rossoneri.
Add into the mix he is married to a Scot and it all seems to point to a possible return to the SPL.