Rangers have confirmed that Bruno Alves has turn into supervisor Pedro Caixinha’s first signing this summer time after agreeing a two-year deal.
The 35-year-old Portugal worldwide arrives from Serie A membership Cagliari, who had earlier confirmed his departure.
The previous Porto, Zenit St Petersburg and Fenerbahce centre-back has been capped 89 instances and was a member of Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning squad.
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Alves informed RangersTV: “I’m very blissful to hitch the membership and I’ll do my finest to win.
“The primary motive that I come right here, I’ve this sense and want to win and to maneuver right here will convey this again to me and my profession.
“In virtually all of the golf equipment I’ve performed for, I win and I anticipate to win right here, for the followers, for the membership and I feel I can do that right here. It’ll be an incredible journey, I’m positive about that.”
In an interview on the membership’s official web site, he added: “I’ve this sense and this want to win and I feel to maneuver right here will convey this again to me and to my profession.
“At virtually all of the golf equipment I’ve performed for I win, and I anticipate to win right here for the followers and for the membership; I feel I can do that right here. I wish to be a champion once more.
“This is likely one of the finest emotions that I’ve in my profession and the final time I used to be a champion at a membership was in Fenerbahce. I wish to have this sense once more.
“I feel I come right here for the correct causes and I feel that I can convey this again to the membership It’ll be an incredible journey, I’m positive about that.”
Alves was within the Porto squad that travelled to Glasgow for a Champions League group stage match in September 2005, however didn’t characteristic within the residence aspect’s Three-2 win.
Nevertheless, he got here off the bench when the edges met once more the next November in Portugal, when a late Ross McCormack purpose secured a 1-1 draw for the Mild Blues.
Alves remembers the matches effectively and, particularly, the environment at Ibrox.
He mentioned: “For me it was an excellent expertise and this additionally made me come right here, to obtain the love and the help of the followers.
“All of the those that come right here they are going to always remember about what they see and what they skilled. It is a incredible atmosphere.”