Rangers fans didn’t see much of Dalcio during his solitary campaign with the club.
The young winger joined on a season-long loan from Benfica in June 2017 but only turned out three times for the club.
He featured in both legs when the Gers were embarrassingly knocked out of the Europa League at the First Qualifying stage by Progres Niederkorn. It seemed that was enough to convince Caixinha et al that he wasn’t going to make it.
Since leaving the Gers, he has played more regular football. He spent last season on loan at Primeira Liga club Belenenses, turning out 23 times [
He failed to register a goal in that time, but at least he was playing. His performances can’t have been too bad either, because he has just secured a permanent transfer to a different European top-flight league.
Dalcio has signed a two-year contract with Greek Super League club, Panetolikos.
“I am very happy to be here,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “I know that Panetolikos is an organized club and is doing a great job.”
“Today I saw its people and facilities, confirming the information I had.
“I promise to work in the next few days so that I can help, together with everyone, to raise the team.”
He also posted on Instagram to mark his transfer, accompanying a photo with the caption ‘New Home New Challenge’.
After an improved experience in terms of playing time last season, Dalcio now has a chance to make his mark on a new league.
It may not have worked out for him in Scotland, but at 23, perhaps he’s now ready to kick on and to start producing goals and assists for his new club.
In other news, a former Sporting Lisbon youth has made his first appearance in Rangers colours.