PEDRO CAIXINHA is thrilled that Bruno Alves has agreed to sign a two-year deal with Rangers and he believes the Portuguese defender has all the attributes to be a big success at the club.

At 35, Alves adds great experience to the Gers dressing room and on the pitch Caixinha insists he possesses so many more qualities which fans will be able to see for themselves over the next couple of seasons at Ibrox.

The manager, who is currently back in Portugal, said this afternoon: “In my opinion all teams need to be built and organised from the back and Bruno is a very talented and experienced player.

He is also really mature and a leader with a strong character, so I’m very happy that he has signed a two-year deal with us at the beginning of this new project and this new cycle we want to start with Rangers.

“I’m also very happy of course that he is my first signing.

“What is important is that he is a winner with a winning mentality and that is something we all want, to put the club on a winning track again.

“Bruno will be a leader in the dressing room and he will demand a lot from himself and others in the squad, both on the pitch and in our training sessions.

“The players we are trying to bring to Rangers, we want them to have that character, that experience and that maturity, but also that winning mentality. Bruno will definitely be one player who is going to help with that.”

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