Fabio Cardoso exits Rangers after club agrees to rip up contract

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Fabio Cardoso has left Rangers after the club confirmed they had agreed to end his contract early.

The 24-year-old joined the club last summer for a fee believed to be over £1 million under former boss Pedro Caixinha, but struggled to impress.

Ibrox exit: Fabio Cardoso. Picture: SNS Group

Ibrox exit: Fabio Cardoso. Picture: SNS Group

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The former Portugal youth international made just 18 appearances for Rangers in his one season at the club, and has not played since the 3-2 defeat to Celtic in March.

The club announced on Monday that he would be leaving the club with immediate effect after a mutual termination was agreed.

Steven Gerrard has already brought in Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic, and revealed he is on the lookout for a third centre back before the transfer window closes.

Manchester City youngster Kean Bryan has been mooted as a possible signing, while David Bates and Bruno Alves have already departed Ibrox and Russell Martin’s loan from Norwich ended.

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A statement on the Rangers website read: “We can today confirm a mutual termination of Fabio Cardoso’s contract has been agreed.

“He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Ibrox.”