By support

24th Mar, 2018 | 4:52pm

Kranjcar exit will be watershed moment for Rangers, they will not be doing this anymore

COMMENT

The departure of Niko Krancjar from Rangers must be a watershed moment from the Ibrox club, meaning their days of signing expensive players at the end of their career are over.

The 33-year-old agreed to a mutual termination of his contract, as announced on the official Rangers website.

The player was signed by Mark Warburton in the summer of 2016 to add experience to his side, but the move didn’t really work out, as injuries limited him to only 26 appearances in his time at Ibrox.

The move, similar to that of Joey Barton, is one that the Ibrox club would be wise to learn from.

It is unlikely that director of football Mark Allen would have sanctioned the move if he had been at Ibrox at the time, as he has mostly concentrated on signing younger players, perhaps with the exception of Russell Martin.

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With their financial state still unknown, the Gers can’t afford to give players like Kranjcar big money deals, and the club should cut their cloth accordingly.

Maybe one experienced player on a short-term contract could work for the Ibrox club in the short-term, but if they are looking to the future then the days of signing the likes of Krancjar and Barton should be over, and Graeme Murty would agree.

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