The manager of Rijeka admits that the Croatian First League outfit are resigned to losing striker Matija Frigan, who has been linked with a move to Rangers.

The HNL.1 side have already received offers for the 20-year-old Croatian striker who has netted a total of 15 goals in all competitions for Rijeka this season.

While Rangers fans might not be so familiar with Matija Frigan, Football Insider claimed this week that the Ibrox side have made a move to sign the striker this summer.

Speaking amid interest from a range of clubs, including HNL.1 champions Dinamo, Rijeka manager Sergej Jakirović admitted that the Balkans side are resigned to losing Frigan in the summer.

“As far as Frigan is concerned, I think it’s just a matter of the technique of realizing the transfer, because we already have a lot of offers and there will be more,” said Jakirovic.

“He’s playing too well for it to go under the radar and we are already looking for new solutions.”

According to FI, Dinamo have already launched a £3m offer for the striker, with MLS club NYCFC also interested, as Rangers muse over the possibility of Frigan being one of several striker signings this summer.

Rangers fans certainly love a Croatian striker, with three having come through the doors at Ibrox over the years.

While current forward Antonio Colak does have a decent scoring record, having netted 17 times this season, the latest reports suggest Colak could be on his way out of the club.

Nikica Jelavic is another Croatian forward who has previously strutted his stuff at Ibrox, and the striker remains a fan favourite for his exploits under Walter Smith.

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But there is one Croatian forward who stole the hearts of Rangers fans more than any other in Dado Prso, and Ibrox supporters will be hoping Frigan has the same sort of impact if the reported interest is legitimate.

Rangers have also had several other Croatian stars, with Borna Barisic the club’s leading left-back and centre-back Nikola Katic joining Niko Kranjcar in having played in the famous blue.

Reports in Croatia claim Frigan could cost Rangers around £3.5m (€4m) with Michael Beale claiming this week the club are looking to invest in the forward line.