As reported by The Daily Record, Rangers are targeting a move for a player who has achieved more than any other player in Scottish football.
Pedro Caixinha knows the task ahead for him at Rangers is significant. The ambition is to close the gap on Celtic but in order to do that they need to sign players of real quality on a budget.
Step forward Bruno Alves, who The Record say is in the Ibrox side’s sights this summer. They say that with one year left on his deal at Serie A side Cagliari, he would cost just £450,000 to bring to Glasgow.
What’s more, he seems keen on the interest of Caixinha, commenting on the speculation.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Alves said:
If Caixinha is interested in me it’s good news because every Portuguese coach knows about my work. I have never played in the UK before but it seems like an incredible atmosphere to play your football.
There’s no doubt Alves would be a big name arrival for Rangers fans to excited by, but at 35 years of age, is he worth investing in?
Bruno Alves has an extraordinary honours list, one greater than every player in Scottish football right now. With Porto in his native Portugal he won nine major honours including four successive league titles, in Russia with Zenit St Petersburg he won the league twice and a domestic cup and Turkey with Fenerbahce he also won a league and cup.
Added to that incredible club success, he of course was part of the team that won Euro 2016 with Portugal last summer.
It’s a winning mentality that Rangers could do with and even though he’s entering the twilight of his career, he would undoubtedly add a touch of class to the Light Blues’ backline.
With close to 500 professional appearances, including 73 in UEFA competition, and 89 caps for his country, if the Gers can pull the reported £450,000 move off, it would be quite the coup.