Ex-Premier League star close to Rangers move, consultant says deal depends in Ibrox medical

Niko Kranjcar - Tottenham Hotspur warms up

Rangers are seemingly set to bring a sixth summer signing to Ibrox.

Niko Kranjcar - Tottenham Hotspur warms upNiko Kranjcar warms up during his time at Tottenham Hotspur

Niko Kranjcar's consultant Emil Zgur has told BBC Sport that his client is closing in on a move to join Rangers, with a medical set for this week.

The Gers have already snapped up five new signings this summer, as Clint Hill, Jordan Rossiter and Joey Barton have all arrived on top of Accrington duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass, who penned pre-contract agreements in January.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the bench

Now though, manager Mark Warburton is looking to add more quality to his ranks, and a move for a former Premier League star could be nearing completion.

Speculation has been surrounding the future of playmaker Niko Kranjcar, and he now appears to be closing in on a move to to Ibrox.

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

The Croatian's consultant Emil Zgur has told BBC Sport that the 31-year-old has a medical scheduled in Glasgow for Wednesday, and is close to securing his move to Rangers.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth man, who became a Premier League star with both clubs, is currently playing in the North American Soccer League with New York Cosmos, and looks set to head back to British football this week.

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

However, Zgur claims that the deal hinges on Kranjcar's medical, and whilst the player is excited about a fresh challenge with Warburton's men, there is still a hurdle to jump yet.

"Niko is coming to Glasgow for a medical on Wednesday," said Zgur. "He has talked of Rangers being a fresh challenge for him. He's had a good career, but he doesn't feel that it is over yet. Rangers are a good club and it is good challenge."

"He had offers from the Far East and the Middle East, but he wants to test himself again. He wants to show that he is fit enough. Everything depends on the medical," he added.

Are you happy with Kranjcar's potential move to Rangers?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch