Rangers complete Sandaza and Emilson signings

The Scottish outfit have added the experienced duo to their ranks as Ally McCoist looks to rebuild his squad after a number of key players departed the club earlier in the summer

Newco Rangers have completed the double signing of Emilson Cribari and Francisco Sandaza, on two and three-year deals respectively.

Free agent Sandaza netted 14 league goals in 26 appearances for St Johnstone last season, while ex-Lazio and Udinese defender Emilson joined after his contract expired with Brazilian outfit Cruzeiro.

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And the striker is delighted to have finally completed his move to the Ibrox, and could make his debut when his new side host East Fife on Tuesday night.

“I’m delighted to finally come here and to play for this great club,” Sandaza told reporters. “I wanted to come in January but that didn’t happen.

“I’m happy that it’s done now and I can’t wait to start playing for this team. I had long holidays and I didn’t think I would come back to Scotland but it seems it was my destiny.

“When I arrived four years ago I didn’t speak any English but I knew I wanted to play for a big club like this, at Ibrox in front of a full stadium.”

The 32-year-old Emilson has enjoyed a 16-year career, based predominantly in Italy, and also spoke of his delight at completing the switch.

“I am very happy to be here,” he told reporters.

“I got a very good impression when I spoke with the manager and the stadium and the training facilities are excellent.

“The club is famous in my country because it has such a strong history so it was an easy decision for me to make when I had the chance to sign.”