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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 August, 2003, 17:28 GMT 18:28 UK
Berg signs on at Rangers
Henning Berg is a vastly experienced defender
Rangers have made their fourth signing of the summer after agreeing a one-year deal with defender Henning Berg.

Norwegian international Berg was released by Blackburn at the end of last season after ten years in the English top flight at Ewood Park and Manchester United.

Berg, who will be 35 next month, is short of match fitness and may be a week or two away from first team football.

Rangers boss Alex McLeish has been searching for a centre half to replace Lorenzo Amoruso, who left to join Blackburn.

And the Ibrox club is delighted to have found someone with Berg's vast experience.

Director of football business Martin Bain told the Rangers website: "I know Alex is looking forward to working with him (Berg).

"The medical went smoothly and all of the paperwork was completed and now Henning is just desperate to get going in his new surroundings."

On Monday, Rangers snapped up Italian left back Paolo Vanoli on a two-year contract.

Paolo Vanoli played against Rangers for Parma in 1999
Paolo Vanoli played against Rangers for Parma in 1999
The former Parma and Fiorentina defender - who spent last season with Bologna - is expected to be in the squad for Saturday's Scottish Premier League opener with Kilmarnock at Ibrox.

30-year-old Vanoli has played for Italy twice and manager Alex McLeish said he had been tracking him since the early days of last season.

Vanoli is expected to provide cover for the left-sided defensive position vacated by Arthur Numan.

Michael Ball is fit again after a lengthy period out with injury but Vanoli, who played against Rangers for Parma in 1999's Champions League qualifying tie, could offer valuable cover for the former Everton man.

Bain also revealed that the club have turned down what he termed "a substantial offer" from an English Premiership club for Dutch international Fernando Ricksen.




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