Cardoso makes bold claim about Rangers in first interview
By Danny Wright
Fabio Cardoso has boldly claimed that Rangers are the “best club in Scotland” in his first interview since signing a three-year deal with the club.
On Wednesday, a statement on the Light Blues’ official website confirmed that the 23-year-old had successfully passed a medical and has secured a switch from Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal.
The centre-back will no doubt upset a few Celtic fans with his claim, despite the Hoops securing an unbeaten, treble-winning campaign in Brendan Rodgers’ debut year in charge.
Nonetheless, the lack of major silverware at Rangers in recent years hasn’t phased Cardoso, who is full of praise for his new employers.
“I am very happy to be here. For me, this is the best club in Scotland and I will do my best to help us make history together,” said Cardoso to Rangers TV, as quoted on the club’s official website.
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“Of course, I have to adapt myself to the new country and to the new way of living. I think I am going to be successful though.
“I will do my best to help me and my teammates win. A club as big as Rangers has to win.”
Cardoso was a highly-rated youth prospect during the early days of his career with Portuguese giants Benfica.
He never made a first-team appearance for the Lisbon-based outfit, but regularly played for their B team, who compete in the second tier of Portuguese football.
The former Under-20 international moved to Vitoria Setubal on a four-year deal in 2016, but after just one year is already leaving for a new adventure.
Cardoso made 27 appearances across all competitions for Vitoria, scoring one goal which came in a 2-0 cup win over Santa Clara during October.
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