After only one year at De Kuip, the 24-year-old striker is ready to open a new chapter at Ibrox, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.
Danilo has become the Gers’ eighth summer signing and Michael Beale’s fourth attacking reinforcement following the arrivals of Cyriel Dessers, Sam Lamers and Abdallah Sima.
While the former two signed permanent deals in Glasgow, the latter has joined the club on a season-long loan from Premier League high-flyers Brighton & Hove Albion.
The quartet will shape a new era at Rangers.
Beale’s attack changed its skin in the summer as long-serving forwards Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent severed ties with the Scottish powerhouse.
Morelos is currently a free agent after his contract expired, while Kent left to link up with Super Lig big guns Fenerbahce on a four-year deal.
As for Danilo, he wasn’t Arne Slot’s first-choice striker last season but still aided Feyenoord’s cause, helping the Rotterdam club hoist the Eredivisie title for the first time since 2017.
In 34 league appearances for De Stadionclub, the Brazilian centre-forward netted ten goals and chipped in with three assists despite living in Santiago Gimenez’s shadow.
Having spent his entire senior career in the Netherlands, where he featured for Ajax, Twente Enschede and Feyenoord, Danilo is ready for a fresh experience in the United Kingdom.
Rangers jet off for Germany this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s friendly against Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim, and their new addition will be on the plane.
Danilo’s arrival may not be Beale’s final acquisition this summer.
The 42-year-old manager has recently confirmed his ambition to land Los Angeles midfielder Jose Cifuentes from Major League Soccer franchise Los Angeles FC.
Cifuentes has already agreed personal terms with Rangers to move across the ocean in December once his contract in California runs out.
But Beale hopes to finalise the transfer in the coming weeks.
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