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21st Jan, 2018 | 1:44pm

Rangers senior player to make transfer decision within hours after making promise - report

Portuguese international Bruno Alves is to make a decision over his Rangers future within the coming hours on Sunday, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim the 36-year-old will decide whether to remain in Glasgow or seal a switch to Serie A strugglers Benevento after a disappointing six months with the Ibrox giants.
It is understood that a deal has been agreed between the Italian club and the Gers, with the Ibrox senior player promising that he will make a transfer decision on Sunday.
Alves only joined Rangers in the summer from Cagliari and missed the Light Blues’ Europa League clash with Progres Niederkorn to represent his country at last year’s Confederations Cup in Russia.
The 94-times capped Portuguese has made 17 appearances for the Gers – scoring once against Dunfermline in the League Cup – but has struggled with a string on niggly injuries during his time at Ibrox.
Football Insider verdict
If Rangers move Alves on it wont be any huge loss for the Gers. The Portuguese defender has been a disappointment since arriving at Ibrox and hasn’t even done enough to make himself a sure-fire first-pick. If Rangers get his wages off the books 18 months early it’ll hopeful be given to manager Graeme Murty to continue strengthening his squad. The arrival of Russell Martin and emergence of Ross McCrorie has meant the Light Blues are more than covered in defence if something happens. Can’t blame Pedro Caixinha for bringing Alves to Ibrox but it  just hasn’t worked out like everyone would have hoped.
In other Rangers news, there have been discussions held about the Gers’ hunt to sign this international playmaker from the Premier League.
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