Former Rangers defender Bruno Alves is set to be released by Parma at the end of the season, according to TUTTOmercatoWEB.com.

39-year-old Alves won league titles in Portugal, Russia and Turkey before moving to Glasgow in 2017 to play under Pedro Caixinha.

Bruno Alves in Scottish Cup semi-final action against Celtic in April 2018. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He made 25 appearances and scored twice for the Gers but wasn’t able to find his best form and left after just one campaign, heading to Serie A to join Parma, who had only just been promoted from the second tier.

Since then, the centre-back has turned out 83 times for I Crociati, captaining the club on many occasions, as they finished in mid-table two seasons on the trot.

Things have been more challenging this season, though, and Alves recently lost his place in the XI with Parma involved in a relegation scrap.

 

The veteran’s contract expires in the summer and TUTTOmercatoWEB.com reports that he will not be offered an extension.

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Former Rangers defender Alves is set to be released by Parma. (Photo by Giuseppe Cottini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It’s asserted that the 96-cap former Portugal international won’t be hanging up his boots, though.

Alves allegedly intends to keep playing for at least another season and his representatives are currently said to be assessing his options.

Given all that the former Ger has achieved across a 20-year professional career, it’s remarkable that he still has the hunger to carry on into his 40s and it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up next season.

Meanwhile, a current Ibrox star has taken to Instagram to celebrate after starring in a historic international clash.

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