Daniel Candeias has left for Turkish side Genclerbirligi for an undisclosed fee, and after leaving Ibrox, the former Rangers winger took to Twitter to pay tribute to the club and fans.
The 31-year-old says he will cherish the memories of his two-year stay at the Scottish club:
It was a tremendous honour for me to wear this badge! It’s a hard farewell due to all the fantastic moments i lived here. I will treasure these memories forever!
A huge thanks to the Rangers supporters for all the love and support.
ONCE A GER, ALWAYS A GER 🔴⚪️🔵@rangersfc pic.twitter.com/hFZ1qPw6nz
— Daniel Candeias (@Dcandeias11) 22 July 2019
Supporters on Twitter replied with many wishing Candeias well at his new team:
cheers, I'm crying 🙁
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) 22 July 2019
Can’t ever fault your effort!!
All the best in Turkey!!! 🔴⚪️🔵
That back heel!! 🤤🤤
— Amato86 (@Amato861) 22 July 2019
Miss you pal 🙁
— Ewan McMillan (@EwanMc25) 22 July 2019
Miss you already.
— Andy (@RockiesRanger) 22 July 2019
Thank you for giving your all for us , no-one can fault your efforts , like a lot of Rangers supporters I’m sad to see you go.. Best of luck in your new adventure 💙#alwaysfollowfollow
— John Wilson (@WeeGimpo) 23 July 2019
Good luck Daniel. You always gave 100% during every match and we appreciate your efforts over the last few years. #WATP
— HeisenBear (@HeisenBear78) 23 July 2019
All the very best to you Daniel, it was an honour for us seeing you pull on the blue jersey 🔴⚪️🔵👋👋
— Anne F (@anneforbes13) 22 July 2019
Such a hard worker, I’ll miss the link up play with you and Tav. Best of luck Sir! 💙💙 pic.twitter.com/JvEPkvQmkJ
— Ethan (@EthanGroat_) 22 July 2019
Good luck on your new adventures daniel. As you said once a ger always a ger.
— big sam (@samboardman99) 22 July 2019
I miss you already 😢 all the best 👍🏻
— Kris Muir (@MuirKris) 22 July 2019
It must be said that the move was very much at the behest of the player with manager Steven Gerrard having said he was happy for the player to stay at Rangers.
However, the Gers boss did tell the Portuguese star that he couldn’t guarantee him a first-team place, especially after the arrival of Sheyi Ojo on loan from Liverpool.
With Candeias nearing the end of his career and wanting to play regularly, he was allowed to move to Turkey for a new adventure. During his time at Ibrox, the winger made 97 appearances, scoring 14 goals.