Glasgow Rangers are reportedly now fighting a club in the Premier League to bring Ivan Lepinjica to Ibrox this summer.
The Lowdown: Defensive midfielder needed
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is lacking a natural defensive midfielder in his squad at the moment, and so this is an area of the pitch that the Gers will be expected to strengthen in this summer’s transfer window.
Although Lepinjica can play in more advanced roles too, he is naturally a holding midfield player, and so would fit the profile needed.
The Latest: Wolves interest
As per Football Insider, Wolves are now working on a deal to sign Lepinjica, who is a ‘hugely regarded talent’ in Croatia.
The Light Blues have also been tracking the six-foot-three colossus however, after first considering a move back in 2021.
The Verdict: Get it done
The lure of the English top flight will certainly attract Lepinjica, and so the Teddy Bears need to get this deal done as soon as possible.
He is a real leader on the pitch despite being just 22 years of age, evidenced by him captaining Croatia at youth level, and is part of a ‘very talented‘ generation of Croatians, according to renowned Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig.
Should Rangers sign Lepinjica?
Kulig highlights Lepinjica’s strengths as passing, vision, positioning, tackling, heading and anticipation, and so he seemingly has everything needed both on and off the ball to succeed as a holding midfielder.
This is certainly one to look out for as the window progresses.
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