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Matt Phillips gives glowing reference of potential Rangers signing Niko Kranjcar

Queens Park Rangers' Niko Kranjcar (L) and Doncaster Rovers' Dean Furman in action

Matt Phillips is a big fan of Rangers target Niko Kranjcar.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the bench

Scotland international Matt Phillips believes reported Rangers target Niko Kranjcar is up there with the best players he has ever played with, the Evening Times reports.

Kranjcar, formerly of Queens Park Rangers and now with the New York Cosmos, has been linked with a summer switch back to Europe and most notably to Rangers, according to The Telegraph.

Gers boss Mark Warburton is said to be a big fan of the Croatia international and will reportedly look to bring the 31-year-old to Glasgow in what would be a real coup for the club.

QPR's Niko Kranjcar in action with Aston Villa's Brad Guzan

Phillips, a former team-mate of Kranjcar at QPR, believes the midfielder is one of the best he has ever played with and has told reporters that Rangers could be landing themselves a super signing.

“I think Niko is one of the best players I’ve ever played with. He might not be the fastest but his ability on the ball, both left and right foot, is second to none,” Phillips told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“If he goes to Rangers then I can see him making a real impact there. He’s very technically gifted, he’s got great vision, he can see a pass that a normal player wouldn’t see, and his individual skill is tremendous.”

“If Rangers get him then they’ve landed themselves a really brilliant signing. I’ve played with a lot of players throughout my career but I’d have Niko up near the top.”

Queens Park Rangers' Niko Kranjcar (L) and Doncaster Rovers' Dean Furman in action

Kranjcar first burst on to the Premier League scene with Portsmouth before enjoying three years at White Hart Lane with Tottenham Hotspur, managed then by Harry Redknapp.

Redknapp later took him to Queens Park Rangers where he won promotion from the Championship, before Kranjcar signing for the Cosmos following his release from Dynamo Kiev.

He has 81 caps for the Croatian national team, and his biggest success of his career thus far was winning the FA Cup with Pompey during the 2007-08 campaign.

West Ham United's Winston Reid in action against Queens Park Rangers Niko Kranjcar

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