It appears as though Glasgow Rangers are finally on the verge of completing their sixth signing of the summer as Croatian international Niko Kranjcar reveals that speaking with ex-Gers striker Nikica Jelavic convinced him that Ibrox is the place to be, as quoted by STV Sport.
Rangers have been linked with a move for Kranjcar for several weeks, but the stage the deal is at has been unclear from the varying reports that have emerged in that time.
It was suggested at one point that the move for the 31-year-old had collapsed, but Mark Warburton's latest update this week neither confirmed nor denied that a potential switch was in the works.
As quoted by STV, Kranjcar himself also commented on the potential transfer, and revealed that former Gers man and his ex-Croatia teammate Nikica Jelavic has had a large role to play.
Kranjcar said: "It's great being here. Anyone who plays or follows football knows what a massive club it is.
"I'm honoured to be in talks with Rangers and hopefully we can find a way for both us to sit down and agree a deal. I'm really good friends with Nikica Jelavic so I've heard a lot about it [Rangers] from him."
Reports from the Daily Record and Evening Times claim that the Croatian will now undergo a medical in the next couple of days before putting pen to paper on his contract at Ibrox, which the former of those two papers suggests will be two years in length.
Kranjcar will become Rangers' sixth signing of the summer after former QPR teammates Clint Hill and Joey Barton, Liverpool youngster Jordan Rossiter, and Accrington pair Josh Windass and Matt Crooks.