Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have brought Jon Flanagan and Nikola Katic to Ibrox.
Rangers have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far, with new Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard signing a number of players already.
Among the players that Rangers have signed this summer are Jon Flanagan and Nikola Katic. While the former have moved to Ibrox on a free transfer following his release from Liverpool, the latter has joined from Slaven Belupo for a transfer fee reported by The Scottish Sun to be worth £2 million.
Flanagan, 25, operates as a full-back, while 21-year-old Croatia international Katic plays as a central defender, and the two players have outlined their playing styles.
Katic told STV: “The league is similar to the English league. I follow every game and I think this football is for me.
“I’m an aggressive player who likes tackles, duels and long balls. I really like this type of football and I think I will be good here.”
Flanagan told The Daily Mail: “I think I am a no-nonsense footballer. I keep it simple, I don’t mind a tackle and when the going gets tough I am mentally strong.
“I think I am different to the full-backs that we have got here, so it will be exciting and a lot of competition for places.”
Exciting times for Rangers
Rangers have been in the shadow of Old Firm rivals Celtic for a while now, with the Hoops winning the Scottish Premiership title for the past seven seasons.
However, the appointment of Liverpool legend Gerrard as the new Rangers manager has brought a sense of optimism at Ibrox.
The signings of Flanagan and Katic will enhance the quality at the back for Rangers and will add depth to the Gers’ squad.