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Introducing: Rangers will be hoping they do not rue Alexander Kacaniklic’s decision to turn them down

Introducing: Rangers will be hoping they do not rue Alexander Kacaniklic’s decision to turn them down

By and large, Rangers fans must be rather happy with how things have gone for the club in Steven Gerrard’s debut season in charge of the club.

The rookie manager led them to a rather successful Europa League campaign and a semi-final in the Scottish League Cup, whilst they have a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay and still have a slim chance of lifting the Scottish Premiership table should their Old Firm rivals Celtic slip-up.

What Gerrard has managed to do in the transfer market will have also been rather pleasing for those at Ibrox as well, with a number of new faces arriving and some of the deadwood being cleared from the club over the past two transfer windows.


Those arrivals in large have played significant roles in helping to turn Rangers back into Scottish Premiership challengers, with some huge names joining the club to help them bring the glory days back to the Glaswegian outfit.

However, with all the players that did arrive over the course of the summer and winter transfer windows, one man that allegedly slipped through Gerrard’s grasp may have made a huge difference in the final stages of the current campaign and may have to go down as a missed opportunity.

Alexander Kacaniklic recently joined Hammarby, however, a recent report in Sweden by Fotboll Direkt revealed that the Sweden international travelled to Scotland to hold talks about a potential move to Ibrox.

The winger had been a free agent after a disappointing spell at Nantes and is someone Gerrard will have known, following their time together at Liverpool – albeit the Swede would have been coming through the academy ranks at the time.

Kacaniklic is an experienced player, having turned out for the likes of Fulham in the Premier League, whilst he had loan spells at Burnley and Watford during his time in England before heading on to FC Copenhagen.

The 27-year-old can play anywhere in the midfield, which would have made him an attractive option for Rangers as they have had to deal with injuries and suspensions recently in key areas of the pitch.

There would understandably be an argument that the likes of Daniel Candeias and Ryan Kent have been excelling out wide for the Light Blues so far this season, however, there would be no denying what the Swede could bring to the club.

With the aforementioned duo both playing rather well for the club so far, Gerrard and Rangers will be hoping they are not in a position later on in the campaign where they rue the decision of Kacaniklic to return back to his homeland instead of joining them.

Rangers fans, do you think the club could rue Kacaniklic’s decision to turn them down or are you more than happy with the options already available in the team? Join in the discussion by letting us know your thoughts below.

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