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Niko Kranjcar prepares to move to Rangers

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The rumors seem to be true.

Niko Kranjcar will arrive in Glasgow on Wednesday to take his medical. If he's fit, he will officially sign with Rangers FC on a two year deal.  According to BBC Sport, Niko's lawyer said "He (Niko) has talked of Rangers being a fresh challenge for him. He's had a good career, but he doesn't feel that it is over yet.  I agree with his lawyer,  Niko's career is not over by any means. With the Cosmos he was fit and came here to perform week in and week out, and he will bring that to Rangers FC."

We all knew that Niko was at the top of his game and that he has drew interest from the Far East and Middle East. Even though he had to make a tough decision of where to play next, I wouldn’t blame him for leaving and taking up shop in Glasgow. The Rangers are a very historic club, and the attraction of European football is irresistible.

While his time at the club was short, the Cosmos should be proud that a player of his caliber put on the green and white and gave 110% each time. Kranjcar’s signing goes to show you how great of a club we have in New York. Niko is one of those players that believed in the way the Cosmos operated, and worked hard to get back to full fitness.

In preseason, Niko came to the Cosmos on trial and showed the coaching staff why he should be playing for the Boys in Green. Despite his relatively small amount of caps, he grew to become a fan favorite, especially for the Croatian fans proud to see one of their countrymen in a Cosmos kit. I wish we got to see more from Niko, but these kinds of things happen in football, and there’s not much the players, clubs, and fans can do about it. To Niko Kranjcar: best of luck with Rangers, and we hope to see you bangin’ them in out in Scotland.