Three reasons why Rangers fans should be excited about signing Bruno Alves
His experience at an elite level is huge
The sheer weight of the numbers from Bruno Alves’ career points to him being a very valuable signing for Rangers. With over 500 professional appearances across his career, almost all of which have come in the top-flights of Portugal, Russia, Greece and Italy, he brings a unique outlook on the game to Ibrox. No-one else in Scottish football has such a diverse and storied career behind them.
Added to that, he’s made a huge 89 appearances for his country Portugal since 2007, one of the best international outfits in the entire world over the last 10 years, playing alongside some of the greatest names in the sport, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
As if all that wasn’t enough, the amount of appearances he’s made in UEFA competition is also huge, 73 in total with Porto, Zenit St. Petersburg and Fenerbahce. Rangers of course will be aiming for success in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers this summer and someone with that kind of experience in Europe could be huge for their chances.