Rangers make it five with Candeias move

The Glasgow outfit, who finished the 2016-17 season in third spot in the Scottish Premier League, have already been busy in the summer transfer market, signing Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Ryan Jack and Daniel Candeias and securing the services of Dalcio on a season-long loan from Benfica.

And Caixinha admits he is delighted with his business so far after landing his top targets.

"Even though I didn't play for the first-team at Benfica I played for Porto when I was younger so I am already used to this kind of pressure".

Candeias describes himself as a "fast and technical" player with his preferred position on the right of midfield or attack, but can play across the midfield.

"I would prefer to play in my position but I would do whatever it takes to help the team and coach out".

"I am aware of the pressure of playing here but I have played for some good teams".

As with all the arrivals over the past few weeks, Candeias played to the gallery in terms of what he wanted to achieve at his new club.

"I have seen the stadium for the first time today and it is fantastic, I wish I was in it when it was full with the atmosphere I have seen on the television".

Candeias joined Benfica from Nacional in 2014 but has never played a competitive game for the club.

He has also had spells on loan with La Liga side Granada and French outfit Metz.

A former Portugal age-group worldwide who has yet to make a senior global appearance, Candeias joined Benfica from Naçional Madeira in 2014 but failed to make a first-team breakthrough with the Lisbon giants and has instead spent the last three seasons on loan to clubs outside Portugal.

  • Julie Sanders