Kranjcar’s Rangers move is in the balance

Niko Kranjcar faces an uncertain future following his latest injury setback.

The Croatia international, 29, joined QPR last summer on a season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev with a view to a permanent move if Rangers went up.

Promotion has been achieved but doubts over Kranjcar’s fitness mean Harry Redknapp is unsure about completing the deal to sign him.

Rangers boss Redknapp said: “I like Niko. But he’s got to stay fit, that’s the problem. He’s been getting these injuries.”

Kranjcar was hampered for much of the campaign by an ongoing hamstring problem, which he aggravated during QPR’s play-off final triumph against Derby and was subsequently ruled out of the World Cup.

After celebrating promotion with his R’s team-mates, on Sunday he said farewell to them unsure whether he will return to Loftus Road for next season.

Kranjcar made 33 appearances following his arrival in west London, scoring twice, and was outstanding in the play-off semi-final victory against Wigan.

He was unhappy in Ukraine prior to his move and is keen to join QPR on a permanent basis.

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