The 32-year-old left Rangers for Blackpool nine years ago but has spent the last six years with the Potters after a season-long stint at Liverpool.
Adam has found playing minutes hard to come by since Stoke got relegated to the English Championship, featuring just six times since the start of the campaign.
With his former Reds teammate Steven Gerrard now boss at Ibrox, many believe a Rangers return will appeal to the EPL legend, but the club’s fans aren’t particularly excited to have him play for the Light Blues again.
Here is how some of them reacted on Twitter.
Charlie Adam wasnt good enough the first time round, if he cant get a game for a shockingly bad Stoke side, then he should be nowhere near us. Its a NO from me.
— Allan Snedden (@allansnedden) November 19, 2018
Ha!Ha! Great joke Charlie ???
— Andrew Kilpatrick (@AndrewKilpatri7) November 20, 2018
That’s right Charlie bring your youth and vast pace and agility too. It’s 2018 not 1998 I’m afraid your ships sailed and wee jimmy doesn’t need an apprentice kit man. #Rangersfc
— Gavin Bechelli (@Bechelli79) November 19, 2018
No chance, not a Gerrard player, good luck though
— Cooper (@the_bluegate) November 19, 2018
…what? like being brought back to life? ??
— aidan bradley (@aidso67) November 20, 2018
— Fraser Mackenzie (@Frasemackenzie) November 20, 2018
— The Submariner (@submarinelegend) November 19, 2018
— Lindylou (@lindanoble0101) November 20, 2018
Gerrard will definitely be making few additions to the squad by January, but it remains to be seen if a player like Adam features in his plan despite his valuable experience.
The Rangers boss has mostly signed young players and given the quality of the midfielders, Adam doesn’t stand a chance of playing regularly.