Niko Kranjcar: This Rangers attacker is good enough to play in PL (not Morelos)
Rangers midfielder Niko Kranjcar has boldly claimed that Josh Windass can become good enough to play in the Premier League and insists the 24-year-old attacker has a “very bright future.”
Windass has had an looked a much-improved player since Graeme Murty took the reins at Ibrox in October and veteran Kranjcar is confident the former Accrington can only continue to improve.
Since Murty replaced Pedro Caixinha in the Ibrox hotseat, Windass has scored five times in 11 appearances for the Gers and was the best player of the 22 used in Friday’s win over Atletico Mineiro.
The Daily Record reports that Preston have had a bid rejected for Windass and 33-year-old Kranjcar believes the in-form attacker’s confidence will help take him to the top level.
“I’m sure Josh has better people than me to ask for advice. But whether he leaves here or not will be his and the club’s decision,” Kranjcar said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“What I can say for certain is he has had a great six months at Rangers. He has evolved as a player and he’s getting better every single day.
“And the most important thing for Josh is he has the confidence to go with the talent he has both physically and on the ball. Does he have real self-belief? Can you not see it? I don’t even need to answer that.
“He has a very bright future ahead of him and I’m sure he’ll be good enough to play in the Premier League in the future, definitely.”
Windass will almost certainly be involved on Saturday night when the Gers finish their trip to the United States when they face Corinthians in the Florida Cup.
The 24-year-old scored Rangers’ only goal against Atletico Mineiro and was a constant threat for the Brazilian’s defence throughout the second-half.
Windass joined Rangers in 2016 from Accrington Stanley alongside Matt Crooks and is under contract with the Ibrox giants until 2020.
The attacker has scored six times and created another five goals in his 24 appearances for the Gers this season and has started to take away some of the limelight from top scorer Alfredo Morelos under Graeme Murty.
In other Rangers news, the club is set to offer a lucrative contract to in-demand attacker after bids tabled.
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