Euro giants ready with £5M bid for Borna Barisic

Euro giants ready with £5M bid for Borna Barisic
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 18: Borna Barisic of Rangers warms up prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Rangers and Slavia Praha at Ibrox Stadium on March 18, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around Europe 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 Andrew Milligan - Pool/Getty Images)

Rangers are reportedly ready to sell Borna Barisic for the right price, with Turkish giants Trabzonspor said to be imminent with a bid for the Croat.

The former Osijek star has hinted a few times the past year that while happy at Ibrox, he knows a transfer is possible, and Trabzonspor are reportedly going to test the water with a bid at around the £5M mark.

The LB has found his position under major pressure in recent times with the rise of Calvin Bassey on the left of defence, and found his stock reducing after a difficult night at Parkhead, but renewed performances in the spring as well as impressive showings for his country lately have piqued interest, and the Turks have been watching him closely.

They will be sending representatives tonight when Barisic lines up v Denmark once again.

What does this mean for Rangers?

At the moment not a lot. It is up to Gio and the team if they want to sell anyone, and the Croat is as vulnerable as anyone else to a sale for the right price.

For Barisic’s part, he is happy to stay, with strong statements to that intent delivered via his social media, but he’s always been very honest to admit suitable bids would see his sale.

We will watch this one develop.

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  1. For just 5mil better keeping him,if we end up with any injuries we need him to fill in

  2. Regardless of his loss of form and confidence last season £5m for an experienced Croatian international is a bargain. It wouldn’t even be enough to buy the Tymon guy from the Championship. Maybe we can squeeze more out of the deal.

  3. If anyone offers £2 million, never mind anywhere near £5 million, we should snatch their hands off!
    Our team needs strengthening, and we have to sell to bring in a better quality player, and after the below average season the Croatian has had, his jacket is on the shoogly nail.
    Of course he would like to stay, picking up a nice wage whilst coasting along as an understudy.
    Remember the bold Ali?…..”we don’t do walking away….” Sounded good, sounded defiant .
    What he didn’t mention was as we headed down to play Auchtermuchty Rovers and the rest, was he was still trousering a top SPL manager’s salary!
    Aye Coisty, naebody would willingly walk away from over £800K a year salary. 😀

  4. If there is a deal in principle regarding a replacement that Gio wants for around the same figure then that’s the only way I’d sanction that move myself. Still feel £5million is a bargain and if he was playing down south the figures being offered would be vastly increased.

  5. Considering west ham reportedly offered 1.5 million and no one else seems interested ,I think I would take this and top up gios transfer fund with it ,I suspect he is not gios type of player .

    • If West Ham genuinely believe he is a £1.5m player then they wouldn’t give him a second look. Don’t fall for this bullshit. Probably every player in the West Ham team will earn more than £1.5m in wages. It’s a pittance to them as is £5m.

  6. They wont believe he is worth 1.5 ,however like most other english clubs they extract the urine when they come to offer money for our players ,it has been well documented in the past .
    Paterson being a one off ,which I suppose they could say was a flop at moment .

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