Rangers reject bid for Borna Barisic – may be revisited

Rangers reject bid for Borna Barisic – may be revisited
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 19: Borna Barisic of Rangers is seen in action during the pre-season friendly match between Rangers and West Ham United at Ibrox Stadium on July 19, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers have rejected a modest bid for Borna Barisic, with around £2M submitted for the Croat’s services, said to have been from Nottingham Forest.

The former Osijek man has seen a bit of a new lease of life in recent weeks, with the added competition of Turkey’s Ridvan Yilmaz seeing the existing LB upping his game a significant amount and looking a lot more comfortable.

Indeed, while Calvin Bassey’s presence seemed to hurt Barisic a lot, the new boy seems to have provided a tonne of healthy competition and pushed him on.

This new lease of form has given suitors renewed interest and we understand a small bid was made for him by Forest, following on from Watford’s modest bid of recent times as well.

The Croatia international’s stock isn’t what it used to be, with no notions these days of a £20M price tag on his head. But his CV is more than respectable and Rangers don’t need to sell for anything below what it’s felt he’s worth, and the club would expect between £5M-£10M for him today.

£2M is not going to cut it for sure!

Rangers’ finances are in an excellent place these days, so there’s no need to sell assets below what they are worth – something we set in motion with the sale of Nathan Patterson.

That was a game changer and now we get proper worth for our players.

Borna might not be a £20M+ player these days, but he is still worth more than £2M and if Forest or anyone else wants him, they’ll need to dig deeper in their pockets.

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  1. There won’t be many teams interested in him now, and once Borna gets another few games under his belt, he will go onto his old self, like Goldson, a lazy uninterested so and so, l would be happy to see Borna leave, first half decent bid comes in l would bite the hand off, take the money and run

  2. Been here before. If Forest or any other team think that Barisic is only worth £2m then he wouldn’t be good enough to play in the EPL. Bunch of chancers.

  3. Borna + Yilmak=Bassey.If we sell for £5 million we need a Bassey style player who can pass,cross and defend.Yfecko in the academy needs time.Time we don’t have with a busy League/European campaign.

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