Latest Rangers signing Nikola Katic shares what he told his agent after learning of Gerrard's interest

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers have managed to lure defender Nikola Katic to Ibrox.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers new boy Nikola Katic has told the club's official website that he would have run to Ibrox to join up with Steven Gerrard.

The Gers had already landed three new faces in Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria, but new boss Gerrard has now added another top target.

Whilst fans have been expecting a deal for Brighton and Hove Albion defender Connor Goldson, Rangers have instead swooped in and signed a different centre back in Nikola Katic.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Katic, 21, was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina but has made his name in Croatia with Neretvanac Opuzen and Slaven Belupo, impressing enough to earn interest from Rangers.

The Gers have now quickly struck a deal with Slaven Belupo to sign Katic on a four-year deal, adding the 6ft 4in centre back to Gerrard's options at the back.

Katic may have missed out on the World Cup in Russia this summer but he has already earned his first Croatia cap, and will now be looking to kick on in Glasgow.

A general view during the Scottish Communities League Cup First Round Match between Glasgow Rangers and East Fife at Ibrox Stadium on August 7, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers confirmed the deal this afternoon, and Katic has told the club's official website that it's a 'big pleasure' to be joining the club and particularly joining with manager Gerrard.

Katic added that, when he learned of Rangers' interest, he told his agent that he would get his shoes on and run to Scotland, as he feels Gerrard is a 'legend' of football.

“It is a big pleasure to be here as this is one big club one of the biggest in Europe and in the world. It is good to be here and this is a big step for me,” said Katic. “When they told me Steven Gerrard wanted to take me, I told my agent I’d get my shoes on and run to Scotland!”

“He is a legend of football all over the world and I am glad to be here with him. It’s a big club in a strong league. I can play in Europe and play in front of 50,000 fans at every home game. It’s wonderful and a really good step for me,” he added.

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