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Rangers wrap up triple signing

ESPN staff
August 7, 2012
Francisco Sandaza leads a trio of new signings into Rangers © Getty Images

Rangers have completed the signing of former St Johnstone striker Francisco Sandaza along with Emilson Cribari and former Gers striker Kevin Kyle.

Sandaza, 27, moved to Ibrox after rejecting a new deal at McDiarmid Park and has signed a two-year contract.

The Spaniard could make his Rangers debut in Tuesday's Scottish Communities League Cup match at home to East Fife, and aid he had always hoped to play for Rangers.

"I'm delighted to finally come here and to play for this great club," he told the official Rangers website. "I wanted to come in January, but that didn't happen. I'm happy that it's done now and I can't wait to start playing for this team.

"When I arrived [in Scottish football] four years ago, I didn't speak any English but I knew I wanted to play for a big club like this, at Ibrox in front of a full stadium.

"It's a long project and we start from zero, but I'll go for it and I think we will come back soon. I will do my best to be a part of that."

Brazilian defender Emilson Cribari, who was on trial at Ibrox, has also signed a two-year deal with the club. The 32-year-old, a former Napoli player, said: "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.

"I have been training in Brazil on my own and with a personal coach so I am fit and ready to play. 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.''

Kyle was also announced as the final signing of the day. Having been on trial with the club for a week, the Stranraer native, capped ten times by Scotland, has put pen to paper on a one-year deal.

He told the club's official website: "There is only one attraction, and I'm sure that's the same for all the signings - this is Rangers, and it doesn't get any bigger than this.

"It's a massive opportunity, and there aren't many people who get a chance like this in Scotland. When it came to me, I had to pinch myself. When I got in here for a week, I told myself I was going to work so hard and prove that I can do a job here."

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