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Jefte: Rangers sign Brazilian full-back on four-year deal from Fluminense

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Rangers have signed Brazilian full-back Jefte on a four-year deal subject to international clearance and a successful work permit application.

The defender moves to Glasgow from Fluminense, having spent last season on loan with Cypriot First Division champions APOEL.

The 20-year-old has signed a long-term deal with Rangers until 2028, and joins Mohamed Diomande – who joined on a loan deal with an obligation to buy in January – as a permanent addition to manager Philippe Clement’s squad already secured ahead of next season.

Speaking after signing for the Ibrox club, Jefte said: “I am incredibly excited to join Rangers, 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.”

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

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“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.”

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