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30th Jul, 2017 | 1:33pm

Manager of English club reveals he told Rangers boss Caixinha to take one summer signing

By Harvey Byrne

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has revealed he told Pedro Caixinha to take midfielder Graham Dorrans after he learned of Rangers’ interest in the player.

The 51-year-old senior man shares the same Portuguese nationality as Caixinha and it is believed that the two are on good terms off the pitch.

The pair are currently preparing to face each other at Hillsborough for a pre-season friendly on Sunday and ahead of the clash Carvalhal has told that he was in for Gers summer signing Dorrans also.

However, he also told that once he knew Dorrans was a Rangers supporter he spoke to Caixinha to tell him that he would no longer be pursuing the Scotland international.

“We looked at Dorrans but when I knew that Pedro was interested I told him to take the player,” told Carvalhal, as quoted by the Daily Record.

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“It’s true we were in for him but when I heard he was a Glasgow Rangers supporter I didn’t want to disturb Graham or Pedro.

“The player has a plan for his career and he wanted to play for Rangers.

“So when I knew this I spoke to Pedro and told him we wouldn’t be pursuing it.

“He wanted Dorrans a lot and the player wanted a long-term deal. I understood that so I didn’t fight for him.

“But he’s a top player and we definitely looked at him. We always look at the good players in the Championship and Dorrans was one of the best.”

Dorrans had built up a good career for himself in England after leaving Livingston in 2008 for West Brom in a deal worth £200,000.

He had played 142 times in the Premier League alonside a further 83 matches in the Championship, where he boasts a fine return of 22 goals from his midfield position.

Last season alone the 30-year-old bagged six goals in 23 games in an injury hit campaign for Norwich and he will be hoping to take his scoring form with him to Ibrox.

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