Euro 2016 leader Bruno Alves signs for Rangers

  • Bruno Alves has concluded a two-year understanding with Scottish outfit Rangers 
  • The Portugual defender creates a pierce to Glasgow after withdrawal Cagliari 
  • Alves was partial of a Portugal patrol that won a European Championship 

Mark Wilson For The Scottish Daily Mail



Bruno Alves has set his sights on wresting a Premiership pretension divided from Celtic after apropos Pedro Caixinha’s initial Rangers signing on a two-year deal.

The Ibrox bar are also circumference closer to expanding their Portuguese contingent, with negotiations for Benfica border span Daniel Candeias and Dalcio now during an modernized stage.

Alves finished medical and agreement formalities in Glasgow before drifting behind to Portugal to join his inhabitant patrol training camp.

Bruno Alves has assimilated Rangers on a two-year agreement after withdrawal Cagliari

Alves is graphic outward One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow as he completes his switch

Alves is graphic outward One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow as he completes his switch

Viewed by Caixinha as a pivotal member of his rebuilding plans, a 35-year-old Euro 2016 leader cost Rangers a favoured price after dogmatic his wish to leave Serie A side Cagliari.

He insists a enterprise for some-more medals was pivotal to a move, carrying formerly enjoyed championship success in Portugal, Russia and Turkey.

Celtic done it six-in-a-row with an dominant frisk by final season’s campaign, though Alves expects Rangers to make a clever plea during his stay.

‘I wish to be a champion again,’ he told Rangers TV. ‘It is one of a best feelings we have had in my career. The final time we was champion during a bar was with Fenerbahce and we wish to have this feeling again.

The defender has been capped 89 times by Portugal and was in a country's Euro 2016 squad

The defender has been capped 89 times by Portugal and was in a country’s Euro 2016 squad

‘I consider we have come here for a right reasons.

‘I’m really happy to join a bar and we will do my best to win. That is a categorical reason we came here.

‘Almost all a clubs we have played at, we win.

‘I design to win here, for a fans and for a club.’

Alves’ impasse in a Confederations Cup means he is doubtful to couple adult with Rangers until subsequent month. However, Caixinha hopes to have other new players in place over a subsequent week.

Alves poses alongside Rangers' estimable prize preference during his unveiling

Alves poses alongside Rangers’ estimable prize preference during his unveiling

Candeias, a 29-year-old winger now on loan during Turkish side Alanyaspor, is being targeted for a permanent deal. Young brazen Dalcio is expected to join from Benfica on a season-long loan.

A understanding for Ryan Jack is also tighten to completion, with his depart from Aberdeen reliable final night along with that of Ash Taylor, Peter Pawlett and Niall McGinn.

And a financial horizon has been concluded for a send of Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena — nicknamed ‘Gullit’.

That pierce hinges on a work assent seductiveness and Pena’s manager during Chivas, Matias Almeyda, suggested he has supposing a acquiescence to support a player’s case.

‘It is roughly finish that “Gullit” will be eliminated to Scottish football,’ pronounced Almeyda. ‘I have created a minute recommending it, so that he can attain in that country.’ 

Comments 68

Share what we think

The comments next have not been moderated.

The views voiced in a essence above are those of a users and do not indispensably simulate a views of MailOnline.


Your criticism will be posted to MailOnline as usual.



Your criticism will be posted to MailOnline as usual

We will automatically post your criticism and a couple to a news story to your Facebook timeline during a same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will couple your MailOnline comment with your Facebook account. We’ll ask we to endorse this for your initial post to Facebook.

You can select on any post either we would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your sum from Facebook will be used to yield we with tailored content, selling and ads in line with a Privacy Policy.

More about ...