Report: Rangers looking to Croatia for potential recruits yet again

25th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish FA Youth Cup Final, Celtic U18s versus Rangers U18s; Gary McAllister and Steven Gerrard of Rangers watch from the stand

Rangers appear to be eyeing up players in Croatia again.

25th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish FA Youth Cup Final, Celtic U18s versus Rangers U18s; Gary McAllister and Steven Gerrard of Rangers watch from the stand

According to the Daily Record, Rangers sent scouts to watch Saturday's Croatian Super Cup final between Dinamo Zagreb and Rijeka.

The Gers took their summer arrivals to eight over the weekend, adding Filip Helander having already landed George Edmundson, Steven Davis, Joe Aribo, Greg Stewart, Sheyi Ojo, Jake Hastie and Jordan Jones.

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Steven Gerrard is still looking for reinforcements, but heading over to watch the game in Croatia may leave fans absolutely baffled.

 

Rangers signed three players from Croatia last summer, landing Osijek duo Borna Barisic and Eros Grezda as well as Slaven Belupo defender Nikola Katic.

Barisic has yet to really prove himself with Rangers, Katic has potential but will surely be third choice behind Helander and Connor Goldson, and Grezda is already available after less than a year at Ibrox.

Fans may prefer that Rangers look elsewhere after limited success in the Croatian market, but Rangers watched Dinamo Zagreb beat Rijeka 1-0 on Saturday, which would surely be for transfer reasons.

JUVENTUS STADIUM, TORINO, ITALY - 2019

Amer Gojak (above) scored the winner, and Lovro Majer (below) is a highly rated playmaker but picked up a red card, and another midfielder isn't really what Rangers need now.

Towering striker Bruno Petkovic ticks the boxes as a target man but only came on as a substitute, whilst Rijeka centre forward Antonio Colak would also fit the bill after a 19-goal season.

It's unclear who Rangers were watching, but a striker makes sense with Kyle Lafferty expected to leave Ibrox, and Rangers may well make a move for another player in Croatia soon.

Lovro Majer of Croatia controls the ball during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group C match between Croatia and England at San Marino Stadium on June 24, 2019 in Serravalle, Italy.

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