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Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton hails quality 31-year-old

Niko Kranjcar - Tottenham Hotspur warms up

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have signed another big name, and Mark Warburton admits one word sums him up.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the bench

Quoted by The Glasgow Evening Times, Rangers boss Mark Warburton has described new signing Niko Kranjcar as "quality".

The 31-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Rangers after flying in to Glasgow to undergo his medical on Wednesday afternoon.

The switch represents quite a coup for Warburton given Kranjcar's profile, with the former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker winning 81 caps for Croatia.

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

He is the sixth new face to arrive at Rangers this summer in what's proven a very efficient transfer window, with Jordan Rossiter, Joey Barton and Clint Hill following Matt Crooks and Josh Windass - both of whom penned pre-contract agreements in January - to Ibrox.

But with a strong squad comes plenty of competition and, despite his vintage, Warburton says that Kranjcar will not be guaranteed first-team places without earning them.

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

“I keep using the word quality and apologise for that, but you don’t get 80 caps for Croatia and not have bags of talent and vision and an ability to add something special to a very high calibre team," he said via The Glasgow Evening Times.

“What we have to do now is produce a performance that gets the best out of him and likewise he has to work hard to get in our team."

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Next season will be Rangers' first campaign back in the Scottish Premiership following a four-year absence and, on the basis of their transfer activity, few would be surprised to see them win the title.

And the great thing about from their perspective is that all the pressure will be on Celtic, who are vying for a sixth successive top-flight crown.

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