Report: Rangers Targeting Cosmos’ Niko Kranjcar

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by JAKE NUTTING

The New York Cosmos could have some serious competition when it comes to locking in Niko Kranjcar past the Spring Season.

According to a report from the Daily Record, the Croatian is being wooed by Rangers for a move to Scotland once his contract with the Cosmos is up in June.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton was apparently in New York last week to pitch the midfielder on the possibility of returning to European soccer. Prior to joining the Cosmos this year, Kranjcar spent several seasons on loan from Dyanmo Kyiv to Queens Park Rangers.

The Cosmos front office has previously stated its hope of keeping Kranjcar past June, and Kranjcar himself has spoken highly of his time with the Cosmos so far, but a move back to Europe could be tough to pass up for the dynamic midfielder.

The 31-year-old has been an important piece in the attack for the Cosmos through seven match. He’s started in five of six appearances, notched one assist, and is third in the team with seven scoring chances created. After missing out on the road win two weeks ago with an injury, Kranjcar returned to the starting lineup and played 67 minutes before being subbed off this past weekend for the team’s 2-1 loss in Edmonton.

  • Gutterpunk

    Play in front of 50,000 at Ibrox in Glasgow or 4300 on astroturf in Hempstead? Not much of a choice.

  • The rest of the world

    They turned over just about their entire lineup last year.
    Need either a core of players to stay or commit to youth.
    I’m kinda struggling to follow the team this year.