Borna Barisic has started the new season at Rangers in fine form and this has indeed prompted some interest from abroad. Earlier reports from Croatia stated the 27-year-old ace is on Leeds United’s radar.
Not only that but it seemed like Marcelo Bielsa was ready to table a bid in the region of £8m to bring him with him to the Premier League. With the Whites’ promotion to the top-flight for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign, they will need all the reinforcements they can get.
They also say Barisic remains committed to the cause of finally breaking Celtic’s domestic dominance and if the Gers really were to negotiate with someone for his departure, it would certainly be for at least double of that reported £8m fee.
Still, as things currently stand, Steven Gerrard and Ross Wilson haven’t needed to fend off any offers so far and it’s looking increasingly likely they will indeed keep their left-back at the club.
Now, of course, Barisic is with his national team and won’t return to Scotland until his international duties are done. And then, next year, he is set to start for Croatia as they look ahead to the European Championship.
In the meantime, Rangers will count on him to help them out domestically.
It goes without saying that losing Barisic now would be a huge blow for Rangers. The full-back has been excellent since the start of the new season and key in the Gers recording multiple clean sheets.
Even if Leeds United were indeed interested, which wouldn’t be such a big surprise given the player’s quality, it would take a far bigger offer to turn Gerrard’s head on this one.