Nikica Jelavic ‘Flattered’ by Liverpool Rumors Linking Rangers Striker to LFC


January 5, 2012

Nikica Jelavic leads the Scottish Premier League in goals with 12 in 22 games for Glasgow Rangers. The Daily Mirror reports his standout performances have caused potential suitors to take notice, and he might leave the club in January for £10 million ($15.5 million).

“Every day it appears a new club wants me and that’s a little ridiculous,” Jelavic said. “I know nothing about any offers. I just want to concentrate on Rangers. I have another two-and-a-half years left of my contract but, if the club decides to sell me, because I know that we are in a difficult financial situation, then fine.

“Of course I am flattered about Liverpool, but I do not know how much truth there is,” he added. “My job is to play. Liverpool is a great name but, like I say, the question is how much are they really interested?”

The prolific Croatian joined Rangers in the summer of 2010 from Austrian club Rapid Vienna. He’s bagged 33 goals in 53 appearances for the Glasgow giants and they do not want to lose a star player. But the club’s financial difficulties could make it hard to keep hold of Jelavic.

Liverpool has the means to pay the reported fee, and the club could see his clinical finishing as a useful addition to its forward corps.

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