Bocanegra gets work permit for Rangers move
Monday 22 August 2011
New Rangers signing Carlos Bocanegra has been given the green-light to join up with the rest of his team-mates after obtaining a visa.
The United States captain secured the necessary paperwork in Paris today and is set to arrive at Murray Park tomorrow.
The 32-year-old defender made his debut for the Light Blues in last week's Europa League play-off against Maribor in Slovenia, just hours after completing his move from French side St Etienne.
However, he was unable to feature in yesterday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League win at Motherwell because he did not have a visa.
Fellow American Alejandro Bedoya was in a similar situation and he hopes to obtain his own visa in Stockholm in the next 24 hours.
Bocanegra now looks set to feature in this week's second leg against Maribor at Ibrox.
However, Bedoya was not registered for the European competition and will be looking to make his debut in the weekend SPL clash with Aberdeen instead.
Rangers are also waiting on visa news from Australia on Matt McKay as he bids to complete his switch from Brisbane Roar.
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