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Rangers remain keen on Josip Vukovic

Rangers remain keen on Josip Vukovic - Latest News

Steven Gerrard’s first campaign as Rangers boss will have ended with some disappointment. It hasn’t been a bad season by any means, however, a rather encouraging start would have led to many being excited about what he could bring to Ibrox.

The rookie manager made a number of changes to the squad he inherited last summer and the majority of those appeared to work, but it would seem that he is not quite finished and could look to continue reshaping his squad in the upcoming transfer window.

What’s the News?

Calciomercato are continuing to claim that Rangers remain interested in Maritimo’s Josip Vukovic, who they estimate could be available for between €900,000 and €1million (£775,000 to £862,000).

The midfielder has been rather impressive this season after finding his feet and has put in a number of impressive performances for the Primera Liga outfit.

However, the Light Blues will face plenty of competition for the Croatian,  with the likes of Aston Villa and SS Lazio both said to have joined the race for his signature.

The Verdict:

Vukovic could be the type of player Rangers and Gerrard need to help them compete with Celtic and go the distance.

The 26-year-old is an excellent holding midfielder that can make a number of last-ditch tackles, which is something the Light Blues have arguably been missing in the middle of the field before their opponents enter the final third.

Calciomercato also appear to highlight his talent by stating that he has ‘great physique and defensive skills combined with good technique’.

The Croatian has the ability to break up the play with his intelligence and can then dictate an attack with his passing skills, as he is able to spray the ball around the pitch to his team-mates.

A figure of between £775,000 and £862,000 is well within Rangers’ transfer budget and is something that the club should not think twice about shelling out for a player of Vukovic’s talent, although whether the valuation by Calciomercato is worth going by is anybody’s guess at this moment.

But, with Aston Villa and Lazio both said to be interested in him as well, the Light Blues could find it difficult to tempt the player to join them at Ibrox, as the prospect of playing in one of Europe’s top leagues could be too big of a temptation to turn down.

Rangers fans, do you think you can bring Vukovic to Ibrox? Do you think he is the type of player the club needs? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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