By Saikat Mandal

9th May, 2022 | 5:10pm

Kris Commons shares view on Rangers duo Nikola Katic and Leon King

Kris Commons says that Rangers have enough depth in their squad to cope if Conor Goldson leaves the club in the summer.

The Sky Sports pundit feels that the Gers should not have sent Nikola Katic out on loan to Hajduk Split earlier in the season.

He has also praised the young rising talent, Leon King, suggesting he is an “excellent” young talent.

“You’ve also got John Souttar arriving at the club in the summer, a Scotland international with good pedigree who has impressed this season with Hearts when fit,” wrote Commons for the Daily Mail (The Verdict, 9 May, page 16).

“Leon King looks to be an excellent academy prospect and should be involved more as a squad player next term.

“You also have Niko Katic to come back to Ibrox from his loan spell with Hajduk Split. He’s someone Rangers shouldn’t have let go in the first place.

“So there are plenty of candidates to step in and replace Goldson when the time comes. The only disappointing thing from the club’s point of view is losing him on a free transfer.”

Makes sense

Katic had established himself as a key player under Steven Gerrard but he needed to go out on loan after a long-term injury lay-off.

He has had a decent season, managing 21 league appearances. The 25-year-old central defender could play a big role for the club if he can impress the Dutchman in the pre-season.

King is an exciting prospect. He looks calm and composed in the middle, and surely he will be playing more in the next season.

Rangers already have secured an agreement for John Souttar who will join the Gers in the summer from Hearts on a free transfer.

Souttar is a brilliant player, and he would be tasked to fill the void left by Goldson. It’s going to be a massive transfer window for Rangers, where the Dutchman will be looking to bring his own choice of players.

The Gers will definitely miss Goldson but they have enough players to fill his void. It seems, that even if the club win the Europa League this term, Goldson will still be set for Ibrox exit.

In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season