“Marijan Cabraja has just turned down the chance to sign for Austin FC in the USA and we have had offers for three other players too from various clubs,” Nikolicius said.
Player wanted by Rangers rejects move to MLS after confirmed Gers contact
Rangers have been handed a transfer boost with the news that Gorica left-back Marijan Cabraja has turned down a move to the MLS.
As reported by Glasgow Live, Gordica’s sporting director Mindaugas Nikolicius has confirmed that Austin FC put an offer on the table for the in-demand defender:
Rangers are among the many teams believed to be interested in a move to sign Cabraja, with the player himself confirming there has been contact from the Premiership leaders.
A smart squad option
It remains to be seen how much Rangers may need to pay if they do want to sign Cabraja from Gordica.
As per Transfermarkt, their club-record transfer fee received was £2.4million for Iyayi Atiemwen back in the 2018/19 season.
While Nikolicius has confirmed interest and offers from teams, there has been no suggestion about how much the player could cost.
As a Croatian youth international, he is clearly highly rated at the club and with two assists already this season – he is a player enjoying a decent run of form.
One of Rangers’ biggest compliments this season has been their strength in depth in key positions, but that cannot be said for the left-back role.
Calvin Bassey has made seven league appearances this season but has been used as both a central defender and out on the left.
Rangers have only used 24 players this season, only St Mirren, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock have used fewer in the entire division.
Finding a suitable back-up to Borna Barisic will help Gerrard keep the Gers on this upwards trajectory and aid their ability to compete on all fronts.
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