Borna Barisic’s speculated move to Trabzonspor is in major doubt after the Turkish side closed in on the reported signing of Kasımpaşa’s Eren Elmali, 21.
The Turkish international, who just received his first two caps this month, surprised everyone by appearing in Turkish press over long-term interests Barisic, and AC Milan’s Fodé Ballo-Touré, both of whom were strongly interesting the Superliga side.
But Thursday’s reports from Turkish press claim Trabzonspor are moving in on 4 new signings, Elmali being one of them.
If this is true, and there’s nothing confirmed as sorted yet three days later, then it does suggest their interest in both Barisic and the Senegal international may have gone cold.
Elmali is contracted to Kasımpaşa till 2025 and at his age, wouldn’t be cheap, so Trabzonspor choosing him ahead of two seasoned internationals is surprising, but it is all about age and potential these days.
He would also be the pricier option as well.
For now, Barisic remains a Ranger, but there is other interest in him as well.
We’ll see how it unfolds.