Bruno Alves Joins Parma On A Free Transfer

Portuguese international defender Bruno Alves has joined newly promoted Italian Serie A side Parma.

The 36-year-old teams up with Parma on a free transfer and has signed a one-year deal with the club.

He joined Scottish Premier League (SPL) outfit Rangers from Italian side Cagliari last summer before it was confirmed on Wednesday that his contract has been terminated and that served as a catalyst for the move to Parma.

Bruno Alves scored six goals in 25 appearances in his sole season at Ibrox and was deemed surplus to requirement by new manager Steven Gerrard.

He was part of the Portugal squad that failed to progress beyond the round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia due to a 2-1 loss to Uruguay.

Alves has featured 96 times for his country and was part of the squad that emerged as 2016 European Champions.