Turkish Super Lig club Yeni Malatyaspor have reached an agreement to sign former Rangers fan favourite Daniel Candeias, according to a FutbolArena report.

Candeias played for the Gers between 2017 and 2019, scoring 14 goals and notching 25 assists from 97 appearances in all competitions.

Candeias was a firm fan favourite during his time at Ibrox. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Much to the disappointment of many supporters, he left in July 2019 in search of guaranteed playing time, joining Gençlerbirligi on a two-year deal.

He quickly established himself on the right wing for the Ankara-based club, but after only narrowly avoiding the drop last season, they were officially relegated on the final day of the 2020/21 campaign earlier this month.

At that point, Candeias’ future was uncertain, with his contract almost up.

However, it now looks as though he’ll be staying in the Super Lig, with FutbolArena reporting that he will ‘wear the shirt’ of Yeni Malatyaspor next season after an agreement was reached over a free transfer.

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Former Rangers winger Daniel Candeias will reportedly sign for YMS. (Photo by Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

YMS finished five places above Gençler in 15th and the report suggests that they are looking to bring several more players in during the transfer window, including former Liverpool attacker Lazar Markovic.

The length of the contract set to be given to Candeias wasn’t stated but as he’s now 33, it’s likely that he’ll be delighted to get at least another season in the top flight.

Across his two campaigns at Gençler, he scored seven goals and notched 14 assists from 68 appearances.

In other news, an EFL club have confirmed that a Rangers player is en route back to Ibrox following a disappointing end to his loan stint.

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