Rangers face competition from across Europe if they’re to sign Croatian international Mirko Maric, at least according to his current club’s sporting director.
NK Osijek sporting director Alan Petrovic has claimed that there is “significant interest” in the player from across the continent.
The big striker is the top scorer in the HNL.1 with 15 goals and looks a classy option up front. It looks like Rangers aren’t the only ones who agree.
“There is interest in the player from many countries such as the UK, including England, Italy and Germany,” said Petrovic, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Significant interest in the player is only to be expected when he is the top goalscorer in the league.
“I can confirm he’s an excellent player, an elegant number nine who is as comfortable scoring goals as linking up the play around him.
“That’s all we’re willing to say at the moment. There have been no official moves made as yet and that suits us as we concentrate on finishing our season with a place in the Europa League.”
The sporting director goes on to claim that Maric’s style of play “would be a force in another country” and refuses to rule out keeping the player at the club next year.

Maric is said to be interesting clubs across Europe. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Rangers were linked to the 23-year-old Croatian [originally Daily Record] as uncertainty continues over Alfredo Morelos’ future.
He certainly sounds the part and it’ll be interesting to see if Rangers utilise their Osijek connections to bring the player to Ibrox. Rangers brought both Borna Barisic and Eros Grezda to Ibrox from the Croats at the start of the season.
Whatever happens, Petrovic’s comments suggest Rangers will have plenty of competition for the player’s signature.
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