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Four things for Rangers fans to know about reported target Elvir Koljic

As reported by the Scottish Sun, Rangers have apparently tabled a bid to sign Krupa striker Elvir Koljic according to the club’s president.

It looks as though the Gers really recognise the need to add more firepower to their ranks before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday at 5pm.

Steven Gerrard secured a deal for NK Osijek full-back Borna Barisic on Tuesday, and clearly isn’t letting up in his pursuit of a squad packed with quality and depth.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 29: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

At the moment, the Liverpool legend only has Alfredo Morelos and Umar Sadiq as his striking options, with the latter only on loan from Roma, and there is a clear need to strengthen the position in the next 24 hours.

Rangers fans have been sinking their teeth into reports that the Light Blues have made an offer for Koljic, who has entered the final year of his contract, but who is he and what could he bring?

Hot form

Koljic has drawn attention to himself having already scored five goals in the opening three games for Krupa in Bosnian, and could therefore come in high on confidence.

A respectable goals record

He’s off the mark in style so far for his current club, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary as Koljic has a good goalscoring record since turning professional. He endured an injury-hit campaign last season whilst on loan at Lech Poznan, but for Krupa he’s bagged 40 goals in just 59 appearances across all competitions.

Bosnia international

CARSON, CA – JANUARY 28: Elvir Koljic #9 of Bosnia & Herzegovina clears the ball during the international friendly match between the United States and Bosnia & Herzegovina at the StubHub Center on January 28, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Elvir Koljic

Koljic’s form at club level saw him earn his first call up to the national side back in January, where he featured in friendlies against the USA (his debut) and Mexico.

A handful

Standing at 6ft 1in, Koljic is a physical striker with decent mobility, but can also operate on either wing, although he clearly excels down the middle. At 23 he has a great energy about him, and isn’t shy about pressing and getting stuck in.

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