Rangers have agreed a fee in “the region of £2million” with Slaven Belupo for Croatian international Nikola Katic, according to a report, as Gers boss Steven Gerrard homes in on his latest signing.

According to Sky Sports, the Gers have agreed a fee for the defender and he looks set to join Scott Arfield, Allan McGregor, Ovie Ejaria and Jamie Murphy in committing to Gerrard’s Ibrox revolution.

21-year-old Katic is contracted to Slaven until the summer of 2021 and has one cap for his country.

Football Insider verdict:

It looks like the Gers aren’t wasting any time in getting a deal done for Katic ahead of the squad returning for pre-season training on Friday, with European clashes on the horizon for them. The 21-year-old seems to fit the bill of what the Ibrox giants were looking for to strengthen their defence this summer and should be a good addition to the squad. At only 21, Katic is definitely someone that the Gers can look to sell on in the future and make a healthy profit, if he is a success, and marks a bit of a departure from the Light Blues’ signings in previous transfer windows. With more defenders expected at Ibrox this summer, it will be interesting to see exactly where Katic is deployed – and how the Gers line-up positionally – as Gerrard looks to end their long wait for a major trophy stretching all the way back to 2011.

In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.

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