Rangers linked to 6ft+ star who was once on Chelsea’s radar – report
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Rangers linked to 6ft+ Croatian midfielder once tailed by Chelsea

A leading Croatian football journalist has claimed that Rangers are considering reigniting interest in Rijeka midfielder Ivan Lepinjica.

Izak Ante Sucic, who writes for outlet Germinjak, believes that there are rumours both Rangers and Wolves are tailing the 6ft3 Croatian international youth midfielder

Now 22, Sucic believes Rangers have been tailing the youngster ever since he was 18 with Tottenham Hotspur another side said to be long-term admirers.

Croatian journalist Ivan Zazelj has also previously claimed that Ivan Lepinjica has also been watched by London giants Chelsea.

The tweet also suggests that Rangers are competing with Premier League outfit Wolves in the hunt for midfielder Ivan Lepinjica.

Rangers linked to Croatian midfielder Ivan Lepinjica

Interestingly the report claims that Rangers have thrice expressed an interest in the player and this matches up with claims from last season.

Rangers were extensively linked to Lepinjica last summer but a move never materialised and the player stayed with Rijeka.

Undoubtedly a talented player, Lepinjica was at one point the captain of the Croatia U21s and is a stand-out in the Rijeka side.

In total, the midfielder made 31 appearances for the Croatian First League side last season, even playing in the Europa League Conference league qualifiers, scoring against PAOK.

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In the midst of a quiet transfer window Rangers fans are nervously awaiting some movement with the club always tight-lipped on any potential dealings.

Croatia has always provided for Rangers and the club has a strong relationship with players from the country so perhaps Ivan Lepinjica could be the latest in a long line of success stories coming to Ibrox from the Balkans.

Or could it be a powerful striker whom the Ibrox support are already well versed with and who has been linked in the press this week?

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