Rangers pursuit of Vladan Kovacevic appears to be gathering pace with the news from Poland that out interest is indeed “true” as reported by HITC.
The 24-year old goalkeeper is attracting a lot of interest and we will have to move quickly to secure a deal, if we are genuinely looking to add another to our ranks.
The future of Allan McGregor is, as yet, unknown, but if the chance to sign a promising young stopper presents itself then there is no point offering another year to a 40-year old, especially when we already have a safe pair of hands in Jon McLaughlin already signed up for the next two years.
Bosnian Kovacevic appears to be a very real target with HITC revealing more about the move:
“Sportowe Fakty now back up The Herald’s claims, reporting that Rangers’ interest in Kovacevic is indeed true.
“However, it’s stated that Lech Poznan and Legia Warsaw have shown an interest – but there is now a belief that he will cost too much for Polish clubs to afford.
“Augsburg, Royal Antwerp and Bologna are also interested though, meaning Rangers will face a major battle for his signature.”
Vital Rangers has already thrown it’s weight behind any deal for the 6ft 4inch keeper who was described as the perfect replacement for McGregor in terms of playing style, although the youngster is more comfortable with the ball at his feet – in fairness, that wouldn’t be hard.
Kovacevic – valued at £1.8million – still has a couple of years left on his current deal so any transfer would require a fee, how much would probably depend on the other interested parties putting their money where their mouths are, thankfully though, we aren’t desperate, we don’t need a keeper. McLaughlin and McCrorie might not be on McGregor’s level but we, at least, know that they can be trusted and can handle the pressure of an Old Firm derby and come out the other side smiling.