Rangers sign defender Emílson Cribari
Brazilian defender Emílson Cribari has signed a two-year contract with Scottish side Rangers (The Rangers FC).
The 32-year-old, who was without a club after leaving Cruzeiro at the end of last season, has done enough to earn a deal after impressing whilst on trial at the Division Three club.
Manager Ally McCoist is looking to rebuild his squad following a turbulent six months at Rangers, which ended in the club’s liquidation, an application to the Scottish Premier League being rejected and the new side's subsequent placement in the country's bottom tier.
Emílson told Rangers' official website: “I am very happy to be here. I got a very good impression when I spoke with the manager and the stadium and the training facilities are excellent.
“The club is famous in my country because it has such a strong history so it was an easy decision for me to make when I had the chance to sign.”
Cribari, who has experience with Udinese, Lazio, Siena and Napoli in Italy's top flight, has only been in Glasgow for a few days and will need to improve his fitness before making his debut.
“I have been training in Brazil on my own and with a personal coach, so I am fit and ready to play,” he added, “I need seven to ten days of training with the team to make sure I am at full strength, but I am ready to play and I am delighted to be here.”
Due to last being registered at a foreign club, Cribari will also require an International Transfer Certificate to be processed through the SFA before he can play a competitive match for his new club.
Rangers also completed the signings of strikers Kevin Kyle and Fran Sandaza.