Former Rangers target Jose Cordoba has signed for Championship side Norwich City.

The Panamanian defender was targeted by Philippe Clement and Nils Koppen as a talented left-sided option to bolster the Ibrox backline.

But the Ibrox club withdrew their £3m offer and moved on to other options amid strong interest from the EFL club who are understood to have offered Bulgarian side Levski Sofia a more attractive transfer fee.

The 12 times capped star felt it was a move he was compelled to make.

He said: "I see Norwich is like a family, and I was looking for something like that. The idea of the club and the feeling went directly to me and I felt that I had to make this choice."

Norwich Sporting director Ben Knapper added: "We’re delighted to welcome José and his family to Norwich City. ⁠He is a player we have been tracking for a long time and we think he fits really well with what we’re looking for.

"As a person, he is extremely impressive, and he showed a big desire to join us here and be a part of our great club.

"⁠On the pitch, his combination of technical ability and athleticism gives him a great foundation, and we feel he still has big steps in his development to come.

"Under Johannes’ guidance, along with the rest of our staff, we feel sure we can help him achieve his potential.

"⁠We’re all really excited to work with José."