The agent of HNK Rijeka striker Matija Frigan insists that there has been no offer from Rangers so far amid claims that Mick Beale is eyeing a potential Alfredo Morelos replacement.
With Morelos gone, Antonio Colak potentially going, and Kemar Roofe hindered by so many injury issues, a new centre-forward is right at the top of Rangers’ summer wishlist.
Jerry Yates, Joel Piroe, Josh Maja and Petar Ratkov have all been linked – with varying degrees of reliability – over the last few weeks or months.
Frigan, however, is a new name in the conversation.
Reports this week indicated that the 20-year-old, who has represented Croatia at youth level, is another under consideration by the Glasgow giants.
But while agent Tomislav Puljic did not entirely rule out a move to Ibrox, he does insist that no ‘offers’ have come the way of the potentially £5 million-rated Frigan way just yet.
Is Matija Frigan really an option for Rangers?
“I haven’t seen any offers,” Puljic tells Sportske Novosti. “And, as far as I know, not even Rijeka (have seen any).
“Every day, people from various clubs call me and tell me ‘an offer will come, an offer will come’. And there is none.
“Inquiries happen everyday. There are really a lot of them. (But) there is no offer, not even on my desk. And, as far as I know, not even on the desk of the club’s management.”
Likened to Lazio legend Ciro Immobile due to his pace and predatory instincts; Frigan has an impressive 15 goals in just 30 games this season.
Rangers, meanwhile, have enjoyed a rather mixed record when it comes to signing Croatian talent. Or, indeed, talent plying their trade in Croatia; Nikica Jelavic, Dado Prso and Borna Barisic proving to be far more successful than Eros Grezda or Nikola Katic.
Colak, meanwhile, is facing an uncertain future despite a prolific debut season at Ibrox (Scottish Sun). It has long been suggested that Colak, a penalty-box poacher who contributes relatively little outside of the final third, is not quite flexible enough to lead the line under Beale.