Rangers: Edson Mexer joins Bordeaux despite Rangers link

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard admitted being an admirer of Mexer
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard admitted being an admirer of Mexer

Rennes defender Edson Mexer has signed a four-year deal with Bordeaux, having been linked with Rangers.

Manager Steven Gerrard said on Thursday it was "unlikely" Mexer would be joining after it had been reported that the 30-year-old Mozambique centre-back had been offered a three-year contract.

And his transfer to Bordeaux was confirmed later the same day.

Mexer had been pictured with Gerrard in France last week, and the Rangers boss had admitted he was an admirer of the defender.

"I went to watch Rennes v Monaco to analyse a lot of players, bumped into numerous players after the game, and was asked for a picture," Gerrard said on Thursday morning.

"We are looking for centre-backs and Mexer is a good player we admire, but what I'm led to believe is that he'll be playing his football in France next year," he added.

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