By Harvey Byrne
Defender Lee Hodson has spoken highly of Rangers summer signing Bruno Alves, describing him as a “top class player.”
The 35-year-old centre-back made the switch to Ibrox in the summer on an undisclosed fee from Serie A club Cagliari, agreeing a two-year contract.
Many of the Gers’ new signings this summer were unknown quantities from across Europe as Pedro Caixinha looking to overhaul the squad that finished in third place last season.
However, the name of Alves certainly caught the attention of fans and raised the mood around the club and Hodson, who made the move to Ibrox a year earlier has told that the Portugal international will be great for the side with his experience and winning mentality.
“Bruno is a top class player who has played at the highest level. He won the Euros and has lifted other trophies abroad. He’s a winner,” told Hodson, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“And that’s what all the players at Rangers now want to achieve.
“His experience will be great for us and we all look up to people like him. He can help the younger boys around him and he’s given everyone at the club a big lift.”
Alves’ career has seen him play for such clubs as Porto, Zenit Saint Petersbury and Fenerbahce.
During his time with the European giants he helped lift the Primeira Liga four imes, two Russian Premier League titles and one Super Lig trophy.
He also played a big part in Portugal winning the European Championships just last summer and he will now be hoping to continue his trophy haul with Rangers, who are looking to challenge at the top of the Premiership table.
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