Nikola Katic ‘offered’ Rangers transfer exit as Serie A side ‘express interest’ in lifeline
Rangers defender Nikola Katic has reportedly been offered an Ibrox Serie A exit route this summer.
The imposing center-back suffered a heartbreaking knee injury during last preseason training which ruled him out for the duration of the title.
He also missed the opportunity to compete in Euro 2020 with Croatia as he stepped up his return to training this summer.
The 24-year-old had said this summer that he hoped to be in contention for Rangers’ next Champions League qualifying games, but he will have to beat Connor Goldson, Filip Helander and Leon Balogun for a starting spot.
They conceded just 13 goals to win the Premiership trophy last season with Goldson as the mainstay of the squad.
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According to reports in his home country, he may continue his recovery away from Ibrox on loan as he continues his rehabilitation after the cruciate ligament blow.
Serie A side Spezia Calcio have “expressed an interest” in taking him to Italy on a short-term contract and allowing him to start his career.
Having avoided relegation in their first top-flight season, Thiago Motta’s men are said to be among a number of clubs looking to add the 6-foot-4 defender.