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Kranjcar shares how Warburton persuaded him to make Rangers move

By Dominic Toner

The latest Rangers signing Niko Kranjcar has admitted that a conversation with boss Mark Warburton was enough to persuade him to return to the UK.

The Croatia playmaker has penned a two-year contract to the latest addition to Warburton’s squad with Premier League experience.

The Rangers manager flew out to the United States to persuade Kranjcar to quit New York and return to the UK.

“We had a great, great talk where I found out how much I really wanted this deal to happen,” Kranjcar told The Sun. “It was probably the most important thing.”

Kranjcar has set his sights on ending Celtic’s run of five consecutive title triumphs as Rangers prepare for their top-flight return following a four-year absence.

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“I hope the goal is to win the league,” he  “That is something you want to achieve when you come to a club the size of Rangers, you want to win the league and you want to fight for every title.”

The 31-year-old is a former Croatia international and joins Ibrox with a wealth of experience, with former clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Queens Park Rangers and most recently New York Cosmos.

With over 100 premier league appearances to his name he should prove a strong signing for the Scottish giants.

Kranjcar has also made 81 international appearances and notched up a credible 16 goals from midfield, while competing in one World Cup and two European Championships with Croatia.

He follows Joey Barton, Matt Crooks, Clint Hill, Jordan Rossiter and Josh Windass through the door as Rangers prepare for life back in the top-flight of Scottish football and look to challenge rival Celtic for the crown.

In other Rangers news, they are preparing a bid to sign Euro 2016 hero.