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Pršo signs Rangers deal

Published: Monday 10 May 2004, 11.27CET
Dado Pršo will join Rangers FC from UEFA Champions League finalists AS Monaco FC on a three-year contract.
 

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Published: Monday 10 May 2004, 11.27CET

Pršo signs Rangers deal

Dado Pršo will join Rangers FC from UEFA Champions League finalists AS Monaco FC on a three-year contract.
Croatian international striker Dado Pršo will join Rangers FC in July from UEFA Champions League finalists AS Monaco FC on a three-year deal.

Glasgow talks
The 29-year-old has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Scottish club after flying to Glasgow for talks on Saturday. "I have watched Pršo many times this season," said Rangers manager Alex McLeish. "He is very direct and he has a great presence which is just what we need. I am absolutely delighted to have signed a player of his calibre."

Prominent figure
Pršo has figured prominently in Monaco's run to the Champions League final, scoring seven goals including four in the 8-3 victory against RC Deportivo La Coruña in November.

'Excellent rapport'
"Rangers welcomed me in an extraordinary way," said Pršo. "I immediately had an excellent rapport with the manager and it became clear that I would sign." The forward's coach at Monaco, Didier Deschamps, added: "I feel mixed emotions. On the one hand, it's a good deal for him, on the other I've lost someone who often proved decisive for us."

Rebuilding squad
Rangers, who trail champions Celtic FC by 16 points with two games left after losing 1-0 to their rivals on Saturday, have already started rebuilding for next season's Champions League campaign. McLeish has also signed AJ Auxerre defender Jean-Alain Boumsong, Livingston FC's Marvin Andrews and midfield player Alex Rae from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on pre-contract agreements.

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