Rangers have been once again mentioned alongside Croatian international and Rijeka right-winger Robert Muric – but this time to claim we haven’t moved for the ex-Ajax player this January.
That’s according to a report coming out of the Balkans country [Germanijak] that claims “Scottish media” have previously been linking Rangers with a move this month.
This comes after Rijeka star Muric was one of four wingers named in the Scottish press last week after Bulgarian reports picked up a Patrick Caskie scouting report about Kiril Despodov.
Hammarby’s Akinkunmi Amoo and Nacional’s Brian Ocampo were also included in the reports – picked up by several Scottish outlets – but Patrick’s reports appear to be the origin.
These are merely suggestions based on Rangers’ need for a right-winger and Caskie is clear that the links are anything but official.
The fact the reports were picked up has kicked off a chain reaction around the players across Europe and Robert Muric is the latest to be subject to greater analysis alongside Rangers.
Rangers links to Rijeka winger Robert Muric rubbished in Croatia
The comprehensive Croatian report claims Robert Muric is highly thought of at Rijeka and after signing a new deal at the club is valued at €3m (£2.5m).
Almost joining Saudi club Al-Ain in the summer, the talented right-winger has been the Croatian club’s second top scorer this season (8) and top assister (7).
But the Germanijak report claims a Rangers move for Robert Muric “will not happen” and that any deal to take the right winger to Ibrox is “not close”.
That said, the Croatian outlet confirms that Muric would revel in the opportunity to join the likes of Dado Prso, Niko Kranjcar, Nikica Jelavic, Niko Katic and Borna Barisic in being the latest Croatian to play for Rangers.
The report does however claim that it’s “hard to say” if Rangers will move for Robert Muric in the transfer window, with no bid lodged as things stand.
Whilst there has never been an official link, the fact Robert Muric was mentioned alongside Rangers has had a sizeable ripple effect across eastern Europe.
Robert Muric came through the youth ranks at Ajax, going on to play two games for the first team, before spells in Italy and Portugal took him back to home country Croatia and Rijeka.
Meanwhile, as far as outgoings are concerned, a key Rangers star has been linked with a move south of the border.