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Rangers target Kranjcar

By May 16, 2016No Comments

Rangers are in talks to bring former Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar to the club.

It is reported that manager Mark Warburton flew to New York last week following Rangers behind closed doors match against Tottenham, in order to try and convince the player to make a move to Ibrox.

Currently with the New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League, the 31 year old was only able to be registered in March due to the league’s foreign players’ rule. Despite only 6 appearances under his belt in the USA, Kranjcar could be tempted to move back to the UK with Rangers back in the top flight and the possibility of European football next season.

Kranjcar, who includes Tottenham, Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers among some of his previous clubs, would provide a vast amount of experience to Rangers if they were to secure his services, on the back of a weekend which has seen them in talks with Joey Barton.

Warburton has made the identified the midfield as a key area to strengthen this summer, having already signed Josh Windass and Matt Crooks on pre-contract agreements in January from Accrington, as well as finalising a deal for Liverpool youngster Jordan Rossiter.

Chief scout Frank McParland was brought in by Warburton to boost the scouting department of the club, which was virtually non-existent under the previous tenure during Ally McCoist’s management spell. He has acted quickly already this summer, with Warburton indicating that they are close to completing further signings.

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