Why this Rangers transfer is inevitable following major appointment
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Harry Redknapp has been appointed the manager of Birmingham City where he will be looking to help the club avoid relegation from the Championship.
The 70-year-old has vasts amounts of experience in football and is now set to face another test in his long managerial career following the major announcement on Tuesday.
If Redknapp can help the Midlands club avoid relegation then there is no doubt that fans will want him tied up to a longer contract.
This is where the former Premier League boss comes into his own because he would then be able to make his moves in the transfer market.
One piece of transfer business that seems inevitable to happen is the transfer of Rangers playmaker Nico Kranjcar from Ibrox to St Andrew’s.
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Redknapp has worked with the Croatian on three occasions during his career first at Portsmouth, then at Tottenham and during his last job at Queen Park Rangers.
At this moment in time, the 32-year-old is out with a cruciate ligament injury and it won’t be a surprise to see him make a return to England in the summer.
Kranjcar will be hoping to be fit and available for the following season and there could be the chance that he could be the first name on Redknapp’s wishlist.
Birmingham have lacked bite in the final third since Rowett’s sacking in December and with Redknapp’s attacking mindset, that will be the first area he will be looking to resolve.
Not only that, with Gers boss Pedro Caixinha looking build his own squad in Glasgow, it won’t be a surprise to see many faces, including’s Kranjcar’s leave the club when the season ends.
In other Rangers news, this youngster was named in the SPFL team of the week after his performance against Partick.