Rangers have signed United States international captain Carlos Bocanegra on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The defender who has won 93 caps for the United States will be expected to play alongside Goian in the centre of defence against NK Maribor tomorrow night, subject to international clearance.
32 year old Bocanegra becomes Rangers’ sixth signing of the summer and joins fellow compatriots Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya at Ibrox, however Bocanegra’s signing means that Bedoya will not go into the squad for tomorrow night’s Europa League clash.
With David Weir, Kyle Bartley, Sasa Papac and Steven Whittaker all out of the match through injury or suspension, Rangers manager Ally McCoist has registered Bocanegra as his wild card entry, due to the defensive shortage.
Rangers will now need to wait for international clearance from the French FA, which Rangers believe will come through as the player flies into Maribor tomorrow.
Bocanegra is no stranger to playing in Britain, as he spent four years at Craven Cottage playing with Fulham before making a move to French Football with Rennes and then to St.Etienne last summer.
Source: Rangers Football Club