Former Hibs star Ofir Marciano has backed summer Rangers signing and ex-Feyenoord teammate Danilo Pereira da Silva to come good at Ibrox.

The Brazilian striker, 24, is already under pressure in Glasgow after a summer of substantial investment has not went to plan for the club.

Michael Beale has spent the guts of £13m on a new-look forward line with Danilo Pereira da Silva the biggest reported outlay at £6m.

So far netting only two goals in nine appearances at Ibrox, alongside Belgian-born Nigerian international and Dutch attacker Sam Lammers the return of Danilo has so far not been good enough.

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Danilo Pereira da Silva backed to come good at Rangers

Now, former Hibs goalie Ofir Marciano has backed the former Feyenoord striker, insisting one-time De Kuip teammate Danilo Pereira da Silva is “technically amazing”.

The goalkeeper is just after a two year stint with Feyenoord in the Netherlands before moving back to his home country of Israel with Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

“I worked with Danilo last season and technically he is amazing,” Ofir Marciano told the Daily Record. “He has amazing control and is a really good finisher.

“To play for such a big club as Rangers with the pressure then maybe it will take him time to adapt. But he definitely has the quality to be a big player for Rangers.

“I have a lot of faith in him. His main strength is his technique. He is really good in the box.

“As soon as he finds his comfort place in the squad and the team then he will deliver a lot to Rangers. He is a really good player.”

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Brazilian-born striker Danilo Pereira da Silva started his youth career with various sides in the South American country before being picked up by the prestigious Ajax academy.

Spending seven years at the Amsterdam club in total – including one on loan at FC Twente – Danilo was eventually released and picked up by Feyenoord last season.

Scoring ten league goals as Arne Slot’s side picked up the Eredivisie title, Michael Beale got his man this summer but so far the jury is still out on Danilo Pereira da Silva at Rangers.

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