Rangers defender Nikola Katic will be at this summer’s under-21 European Championships representing Croatia – but hopefully the 21-year-old isn’t the only person from Ibrox there.
With 12 of Europe’s best young international sides competing in Italy this summer then it represents a fantastic opportunity for Rangers to be looking at players.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 12: Nikola Katic of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, England, Serbia, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Romania, Austria and Poland will all take part in this summer’s final and there will be some phenomenal young players on display.
With the Gers unable to compete financially with some of the giants of football today, looking at bringing in young players before they make a name for themselves needs to be the model for Rangers to follow.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Nikola Katic of Rangers holds back Marc McNulty of Hibernian
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Someone like Katic is a perfect example and, hopefully, he will continue to improve and attract interest from elsewhere and land the Gers a nice windfall.
Whether it’s Steven Gerrard, Mark Allen or anyone else from the club, it is too good an opportunity for the Gers to pass up looking at some of Europe’s best young players in high-stakes competitive games.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 07: Nikola Katic of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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They might see nothing there that they think will improve the squad but there’s always the possibility they uncover another gem like Katic.
If that happens then it would make it a very worthwhile trip indeed.
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