Established international decided against Ibrox switch - report
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Swedish international opted against joining Rangers - report

Rangers were busy in the January Transfer Window, but it appears they missed out on at least one target.
According to a report from FotbollDirekt, Alexander Kacaniklic opted against moving to Ibrox.
The 27-year-old is an established international, with 19 Sweden caps.

Kacaniklic in action for his country against France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

He would have crossed paths with Steven Gerrard, as he spent three years in the youth setup at Liverpool between 2007 and 2010, while the Gers boss was starring for the first team.
However, the winger never made a senior appearance for the Reds.

Instead, he moved to Fulham and broke into the first team, scoring ten league goals in four years at Craven Cottage.

The talented winger performer well in the Championship. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

In 2016, he switched to Ligue 1 with Nantes. Yet, he struggled to nail down a spot and failed to score in 26 league appearances.
Despite recent struggles, it appears he was a serious target for Gerrard in January.
The FotballDirekt report even claims that he flew to Glasgow for talks, but ultimately decided against a move.

Instead, he joined Hammarby in his native Sweden, on a free transfer.

He was unveiled at Hammarby last month. (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Getty Images)

This shows that despite strengthening elsewhere in January, the manager was keen to add creativity to his squad.

At 27, this is a player who should be at the peak of his powers, who may have offered an extra dimension to Rangers’ attacking play.
With the current form of Daniel Candeias and Ryan Kent though, this failed move isn’t looking particularly costly right now.


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