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Rangers Announces Nikola Katic as fifth Summer signing

In the hopes of not replicating the same form of last season, Premiership club Rangers have added to their squad the fifth signing of the summer, completing the transfer of Slaven Belupo defender Nikola Katic.

The Croatian defender, who joined Slaven Belupo in the winter of 2016, made 34 appearances for the Croatian club last season helping them to a sixth finish in the Top Flight.

The 21-year-old defender have now put pen to paper a four-year dela with Rangers for a fee yet to be revealed, which will see him at the Ibrox Stadium till 2022.

Speaking to his new club TV, Nikola Katic said via BBC: “When they told me Steven Gerrard wanted to take me, I told my agent I just need to take my shoes and run to Scotland.

“He is a legend of world football and I’m glad to be here with him.”

Katic will now become the club’s fifth summer signing under newly appointed manager Steven Gerrard.

He continued: “I am the sort of player who likes a duel, and in Scotland, the type of football I think is for me. There are a lot of long balls and a lot of duels, and that is what I like.

“I’ve seen the stadium on television and I have read about the fans and the rivalry with Celtic. It is really great and I cannot wait to play here.

“Rangers is a good step to show to the [Croatia] national manager that I can play for the national team.

The Croatian defender will be joining up gaolkeeper Allan McGregor, midfielders Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria and winger Jamie Murphy as the fifth signing of
the summer.

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