Luigi Bruins says he is determined to resurrect his career at Rangers after joining the club on trial.
The 24-year-old was once touted as the next big thing in Dutch football, but he failed to reach those heights after a number of injury setbacks.
Bruins joined Red Bull Salzburg last October but had his contract cancelled after just three games.
And he says that it was his former Feyenoord team-mate Michael Mols, who made over 100 appearances for the Gers, that persuaded him to join the Glasgow club.
Bruins told the Daily Record: "Rangers are a massive club and if you get the chance to prove yourself here then you don't say no.
"I had a great education at Feyenoord where I played with Michael. He was the man to contact for everything I needed to know about this club.
"Michael raved about Rangers and told me I should grab the chance. He has tremendous respect for the club and I can understand that because he had such a terrific time in Glasgow.
"But I am not naive. I realise times have changed in football and also at Rangers. But maybe it's because of these circumstances I now have the chance to play here.
"No matter what the problems may be, the thought of pulling on that blue shirt at the end of this trial is something that really appeals."