Three reasons why Rangers fans should be excited about signing Bruno Alves

Rangers today announced on their official website that they have secured the signing of Portuguese veteran defender Bruno Alves on a two-year deal.

He becomes Pedro Caixinha’s first ever signing at the club and it signals a real statement of intent that the club are aiming to push Celtic hard in next season’s Scottish Premiership campaign.

The 35-year-old is a born winner and has a pedigree that you don’t usually see arrive in Scotland. While he may not be at the peak of his career, he no doubt has plenty to offer and will be a player Caixinha can rely upon to set the standard of professionalism he expects from his squad.

Supporters are of course full of excitement about the signing and can’t wait to see who else the Ibrox boss brings through the doors from his contacts across the world.

That excitement is fully justified and here are THREE reasons why…