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Cosmos sign Premier League veteran Niko Kranjcar

Niko Signing with Gio

Niko Kranjcar has been training with the New York Cosmos throughout the preseason, and the veteran has now made his stay with the club official, at least on a short-term basis.

The former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder has signed a deal with the Cosmos for the NASL Spring Season. The 31-year-old had previously been a free agent after leaving Dynamo Kiev following a lengthy loan stint with Queens Park Rangers.

“I’ve enjoyed my time training with the Cosmos, working with these players and coaches has been a great experience,” Kranjcar said. “I think the style of play here suits me well, I and I’m excited to officially represent the club on the field this season.”

“Niko is not only a world class player, but also a fantastic human being,” added Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese. “He has elite vision and technical ability with the ball at his feet, and we’re confident he can bring creativity to our approach in the attacking half of the field.”

Kranjcar’s signing provides further depth for the Cosmos, who recently lost centerback Roversio to a knee injury.

In Kranjcar, the Cosmos have added a six-year English Premier League veteran. In addition, Kranjcar has represented Croatia 81 times while featuring on one World Cup and two European Championship rosters.

What do you think of the Kranjcar signing? How will he fit in with the Cosmos? Expect him to stay for longer than the Spring Season?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Both Krancjar going to Cosmos and Samaras to Oklahoma should contribute to a better level of play in NASL.

    Both are very intelligent players, very comfortable with the ball in their feet, both are their early 30s with much to offer to the game, their respective sides and the league.

  2. A great signing for NASL and the cosmos.
    Slowleftarm again throwing stones at the club from Strong Isle. From memory I thought you said you were from Jersey…. you know people in glass houses and all


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