Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic says that he will keep a place open for Rangers defender Niko Katic at Euro 2020. The 23-year-old defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines due to a cruciate ligament injury that he picked up in training last week. This is a major blow for a player who has been regarded as a key part of the Croatian national team by managerDalic. In fact, the 23-year-old is also held in high regard by strangers manager Steven Gerrard, who sanctioned a £ 1.3 million deal to get him from Slaven Belupo in 2018.
“I can’t say too much about Niko as I know he is injured and we are waiting to hear how serious it is. But Niko is of great interest to me and I certainly hope he makes a speedy recovery. I hope he is back very soon and I will be keeping in touch with him.For sure we will keep a place open in the national team for him. Niko is young and he has lots of time on his side to come back from this,” said Dalic.