29-year-old top-flight attacker open to Rangers switch
By Harvey Byrne
Benfica attacker Daniel Candeias has told that he is open to a switch to Rangers which would see him re-link with manager Pedro Caixinha after the two worked together at Nacional.
The 29-year-old right-winger has been heavily linked with a move to Ibrox as Caixinha plans to overhaul his squad this summer.
The March appointment has stayed close to his homeland with his incoming so far and has already moved to bring in fellow Portuguese nationals Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso and Dalcio alongside Scotland’s Ryan Jack.
Now, former Portugal Under-21 international Candeias has told that if there is interest from Rangers then he will talk, stating that he needs stability at his age.
“It’s always good to have your name linked to big clubs,” told Candeias, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
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“I know the manager well, because we’ve worked together at Nacional, and if there’s interest we’ll talk.
“I’m already 29 and I need stability, it’s very important for a player.”
Candeias joined Portuguese top-flight giants Benfica all the way back in the summer of 2014 from Nacional, but he has so far failed to make an appearance for the club with loan moves to FC Nurnberg, Granada, FC Metz and Alanyaspor scattered across his time with the team.
His most recent loan in the Turkish top-flight saw him return four goals and four assists in 29 appearances and he will be hoping for a similar return if he does join Rangers.
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