Sources ‘close’ to Ibrox star confirm PL interest

Sources ‘close’ to Ibrox star confirm PL interest
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 01: Borna Barisic of Rangers is seen after Alfredo Morelos of Rangers scores the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

PL side Watford have reportedly earmarked Borna Barisic as a January signing and sources close to the Croat are said to have confirmed the interest.

The 29-year old has enjoyed a solid burst of form in a new role under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, with a greater focus on his defensive work, but has seen his attacking threat reduced to almost nothing as he adjusts to the new role.

His last assist was October 3rd and he’s had just two overall this season, so there’s definitely been a change in how he plays, but the form was a little lacking under the previous manager this season and earlier this year.

So Watford’s interest is intriguing, and they’re reportedly seeking to bolster defence in a bid to avoid the drop.


Once upon a time, with his form as it was in late 2019 and early 2020 we’d have expected around £25M for such a high stock player, being a Croat international as well, when comparing especially with Kieran Tierney’s fee.

But having lost his place with his country, nearing 30, and his form not as spectacular as it once was, we probably couldn’t expect even half that number now.

Nevertheless, next month will tell us if the Vicarage Road side are to pursue their interest in him.

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  1. In turn we have been credited with an interest in young Josh Doug from Hibs. Given Barisic’s age and loss of form bringing in Doig and having around £5m in the Bank sounds like a good piece of business.

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