£2M stopper on Rangers’ radar amid McGregor retirement

£2M stopper on Rangers’ radar amid McGregor retirement
ZENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - OCTOBER 15: Goalkeeper Vladan Kovacevic of Bosnia and Herzegovina holds the ball during the UEFA U21 Championship Qualifying match between Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 and Germany U21 at Bilino Polje ion October 15, 2019 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images for DFB)

The links with Bosnian stopper Vladan Kovačević who currently plies his trade in Poland with PKO Ekstraklasa side Robotniczy Klub Sportowy Raków Częstochowa (catchy, huh?) don’t seem to want to go away, amid speculation over Allan McGregor’s future.

Rangers are certainly entering a fluctuating period at the back, with defence going through a few potential changes, and in goal as well may see possible alterations with McGregor’s retirement mooted.

As such, Kovačević has come into the fore, and there are disagreements in the media over whether we’re actually interested in the former Fudbalski klub Sarajevo (or FC Sarajevo to you and I) keeper.

For what it might be worth, his stats are not bad.

11 shutouts in 27 matches last season is solid, and he conceded a total of 24 goals, so less than one a game. Ergo it’s not remarkable, but at 24 he’s probably got his best years ahead of him.

He hasn’t yet been capped by his country, and we’re certainly wary of Polish-based goalies given the absolute shambles we signed from that neck of the woods last time (Maciej Gostomski, we’re looking at you).

But if he’s a good stopper and Gio wants him, all steam ahead. Incidentally he’s under contract till 2024 so would require a couple of million to bring him to Ibrox.

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