Niko Kranjcar's father believes Rangers could be his son's last club after March Ibrox exit

Rangers fans participate in a display during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kranjcar parted company with Graeme Murty's Rangers by mutual consent, less than two years after his arrival at Ibrox.

Niko Kranjcar of Rangers in action during a pre-season friendly between Rangers FC and Burnley FC at Ibrox Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The father of former Rangers midfielder Niko Kranjcar believes his son could retire from football after leaving Ibrox in March.

Rangers parted company with Kranjcar three months ahead of schedule after only 11 appearances this season.

And according to Zlatko Kranjcar - the former Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia manager - a knee injury meant the 33-year-old could only play once every three Gers matches.

This photo taken on September 9, 2016 shows Zlatko Kranjcar, head coach of Dinamo Zagreb, at  Maksimir stadium in Zagreb.

"I do not think he will play anymore. It’s not 100 per cent certain, but I think he is very close to confirming this," the elder Kranjcar said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. "It’s true he is no longer young, but it’s his knee that’s the major problem.

"His knee is in total chaos. When he was at Rangers and played a match, he had to miss the next two games to recover.

"So I do not think he will play anymore. It seems to me the end has come.

"He’s done his coaching badges, but I doubt he will be a coach. He is not that type of guy. It’s up to him to decide what he wants to do next - everything is possible."

Jamie Murphy of Scotland vies with Ian Smith of Costa Rica during the Vauxhall International Challenge match between Scotland and Costa Rica at Hampden Park on March 23, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Kranjcar's last game for Rangers came in December's Old Firm draw at Celtic Park, before the signings of Sean Goss, Greg Docherty and Jamie Murphy pushed the Croat down the pecking order at Ibrox.

Signed by Mark Warburton upon the Gers' Premiership return two summers ago, Kranjcar only played 26 times in Light Blue - scoring three goals and creating six.

Given his decorated past - Kranjcar counts Tottenham Hotspur and Dynamo Kiev among his previous clubs - it is likely the 81-cap star was among the highest earners at Rangers, and his departure could free up funds ahead of the summer transfer window.

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