Croatian football journalist claims Rangers must pay £6m for Ibrox target
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Croatian football journalist claims Rangers must pay £6m for Ibrox target

The January transfer window is well underway and the latest name to be attached to Rangers is Dinamo Zagreb’s Croatian midfielder Lovro Majer.

Croatian football journalist Richard Wilson – yes the Niko Katic won’t be going to Rangers guy – claims that the Ibrox club “are already in” for the talented Croatian playmaker.

A lock-picking creative midfielder who is very highly rated, the 21-year-old is surely bound for bigger things soon and it will be very interesting to see if Rangers make a move.

Interestingly, Wilson was discussing Rangers’ apparent interest in the Croatian playmaker before Christmas.

In this thread, Wilson discusses Majer complaining about a lack of game time and his suspicions over whether or not he’ll get those minutes at Ibrox.

Wilson also later suggests Majer, who has one cap for Croatia, will cost the Ibrox club £6m.

According to Transfermarkt, Dinamo Zagreb spent £2.25m on the attacking midfielder, a considerable amount for a player in the Croatian First League.

If Rangers’ interest in the player was concrete the club may well have to cough up for the youngster as his contract is not set to expire until 2023.

Rangers of course already have two Croatian footballers flourishing at Ibrox, with Borna Barisic and Nikola Katic both earning plaudits from Croatian international boss Zlatko Dalic in recent weeks [Daily Record].

The path from Croatia to Ibrox is one which has been well-tread in the past and more recently. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Ibrox side was also said to have sent scouts to watch Dinamo Zagreb play Rijeka in the Croatian Super Cup Final [Daily Record] at the start of the season.

Could Rangers have been hoping to catch a glimpse of the talented young midfield playmaker?

They certainly wouldn’t have missed him considering Majer was actually sent off in that match, with Dinamo winning 1-0.

Croatian midfielder Lovro Majer is said to be interesting Rangers. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers could also face competition should they make this reported interest in the player concrete.

According to Germanijak, CSKA Moscow and Getafe have both submitted bids for the player.