The United States international yesterday agreed a pre-contract with the Scottish champions and will make the switch to Glasgow when his contract with Swedish side Orebro expires.

As his team-mate in the national side, Bedoya is a player that Edu knows well and the midfielder has do doubts that his fellow American will be a worthwhile acquisition.

Edu said: "He's a good player. He is an attacking winger, he likes to get forward, get at defenders, and he's a really lively player.

"I think it will be exciting to see him play and he will definitely strengthen the squad and add a little bit of quality."

Edu was more than happy to give Bedoya the lowdown on Rangers but says his sales pitch was not necessary.

He added: "I speak to him quite a bit and I was with him the whole summer.

"I talked to him before he signed. I told him about the crowds, the European nights, the Old Firm games - everything.

"I gave him a heads-up but he knew about it beforehand anyway and he is excited and looking forward to getting here."

Rangers begin the defence of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title against Hearts at Ibrox tomorrow.

Despite the earlier than usual start date to the season Edu believes all the players are ready for the new campaign.

He said: "I've only just joined recently (following the Gold Cup) but the rest of the boys have put in a good shift and worked hard to prepare for this moment.

"We have had some good results in the last couple of games and everyone looked lively and sharp in training today. We know what's at stake in this first game and everyone's up for the challenge.

"Like the rest of the guys, I know how important this first game is and we want to start off strongly like last season."