Rangers announce signing of Brazilian full-back Jefté from Fluminense

The defender has signed a four-year deal with the Ibrox club.

Rangers announce signing of Brazilian full-back Jefté ahead of Scottish Cup final SNS Group

Rangers have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Jefté as manager Philippe Clement begins his revamp of the squad for next season.

Jefté has agreed a four-year deal with the Ibrox club, subject to international clearance, after Rangers agreed a deal with Fluminense.

The left-back has spent this season on loan at APOEL, playing 33 times and scoring three times as he helped the club to the title.

“I am incredibly excited to join Rangers,” Jefté said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to take my career to the next level with such a historic and successful club.

“I am already looking forward to meeting my new teammates, working with the coaching staff, and continuing to learn and develop my game as a Rangers player.”

Rangers boss Clement said that he believes Jefté can play a major role in his team in the future.

“Jefté is an exciting young defender,” he said. “I am delighted that he has joined our squad so early in the summer period.

“He has already shown he is a player of great quality and potential and I am confident he can play a big part in our squad moving forward – I look forward to working with him in the months to come.”

Rangers director of football recruitment, Nils Koppen, added: “Firstly, I would like to welcome Jefté to the club, he is a player we have been interested in for a number of months and it is fantastic to have him join the club.

“We are planning for the future, and young talented players, like Jefté, will be crucial in that.

“We are working hard behind the scenes, and it is hugely positive for us, and for Philippe and his coaching staff, that we have been able to begin business early as we prepare for the 2024/25 season.”

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