Barisic makes Rangers declaration amid Bassey interest

Barisic makes Rangers declaration amid Bassey interest
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 15: Borna Barisic of Rangers is seen during the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen on May 15, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers could be in the market for a new left back this summer following speculation over not only Calvin Bassey, but Borna Barišić too.

In the case of both players, Rangers’ officially unofficial line is the club is open to selling both but only at the right price in each case, which is no surprise really.

But the sale of Bassey, which is especially prominent at present, would likely lead to increased importance on keeping Barišić given he’d be the only remaining LB at Ibrox.

For the Croat’s part, he’s confirmed he’s happy to stay, and he’s looking forward to next season, which could in itself be a hint of the path Rangers have chosen, but the club would certainly need a second player for that position.

On the other side James Tavernier’s deputy Mateusz Żukowski hasn’t made a dent on the first team, but he was only signed as cover, so that’s likely what a second LB would be as well.

As for Bassey, the vultures are circling him, and Rangers certainly seek a base price of at least £25M. With the interest in him soaring, that price is likely to do likewise.

But it leaves Barišić back as number one LB should the Italian-born English Nigerian move on, leaving the need for an addition.

A summer of much interest at Ibrox.

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