Borna Barisic ‘concludes’ Rangers exit with Turkish side

Borna Barisic ‘concludes’ Rangers exit with Turkish side
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 30: Borna Barisic of Rangers is seen during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Ibrox Stadium on March 30, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As reported by Ibrox Noise some time ago, it has been further confirmed, unofficially, that Rangers defender Borna Barisic has now secured agreement in principle with Trabzonspor and will leave this summer.

Turkish sources are reporting that the Croat international, 31, has reached ‘a happy ending’ in his negotiations with the Super Lig side and the deal is all-but-signed now.

The only thing left is to complete the paperwork – but it is currently looking like Barisic wants to hold off till the summer to actually commit in case of ‘bigger’ and ‘better’ sides/leagues coming in for his signature, but is still happy overall to sign with the Turks given the wage package they have offered, which is similar to Ryan Kent’s deal at Fenerbahce of £35,000.

What is for pretty much sure is the Croat will leave this summer on a free and earn a juicy signing-on fee with his new employers, with a view to likely playing his career out at his next club.

It means his current salary of around £21,000 a week will be freed up for new talent this summer, even if Rangers have, regrettably again, missed out on a transfer fee for his services.

Is Turkey the right move?

Probably not, and Barisic likely knows this, but money talks, and the chance to nearly double his salary is too good to turn down at the moment along with a hefty signing on fee of around £500K+.

We’ll have a separate piece on signing on fees and how they affect Rangers, but for now, Borna’s Rangers adventure is finally coming to an end.

For a wee while, he was one of the best in his position in the UK.

He was definitely not a bad signing and we got decent value for the £1.5M fee.

We’d wish him good luck.

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