Gers bring in Italian

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Rangers have made another late foray into the transfer market by signing Italian striker Filippo Maniero.

Following the loan signing of Francis Jeffers from Charlton Athletic earlier on Wednesday, the Scottish champions have added another forward option to their ranks in Maniero.

The 32-year-old joins The Gers having spent last season with Torino, who were denied a place in Serie A for this campaign.

Maniero makes Rangers his fourth club in as many seasons, after spells with Palermo and Brescia prior to signing for Torino.

The Gers have confirmed they secured the signature of Maniero just before the transfer window closed.

Details of Maniero's contract have not been disclosed but he will be able to play for the club in the UEFA Champions League.

"Rangers FC can confirm the signing of Filippo Maniero," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The structure of the contract allows us to use the player and have him eligible for all competitions."