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Rangers target Cribari receives praise from ex-skipper Amoruso

Former Rangers captain Lorenzo Amoruso has given a glowing appraisal of current transfer target Emilson Sanchez Cribari.

The 31-year old Brazilian centre-half has this week been heavily linked with a summer shift to Ibrox and according to Amoruso, who was a giant in defence for 'Gers from m1997 to 2003, is tipping him to do well if he gets a move.

Napoli's Cribari has spent all of his career in Italy with the likes of Empoli, Udinese, Lazio and Siena and Amoruso is a big fan.

"I like Cribari, he is a good defender," he told SunSport.

"He moved to Napoli last year and didn't play too often, not as much as he'd have liked.

"The team did so well last season that it was difficult for him but that was not his fault.

"He didn't get a proper chance to be fair to him, but he is a decent player.

"He is Brazilian but more like a typical Italian centre-half really. Cribari has been in my country for so long now.

"He has learned how to be totally focused and concentrate on defending 100 per cent.

"Brazilian defenders tend to want to go forward, show everyone they can play football and that can create problems for themselves.

"But Cribari isn't like that. Because he has played so long in Italy he is very good tactically and could do a job for Rangers, absolutely no doubt about it.

"Cribari is also at a good age, in his early 30s, and good enough to go to Scotland and be one of the top players.

"He is quite hard as a defender so I don't think the SPL would be a problem to him.

"Rangers fans might not know the name right now - but they shouldn't worry about that. He is a player with enough experience."

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Andrew Slevison
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