Pundit Kevin Phillips has tipped Premier League side West Ham to sign Rangers left-back Borna Barisic soon.
The Croatian left-back was linked with a move to Leeds United in the summer transfer window and it was reported that the Gers were going to demand more than £8million to part ways with the defender – they are now well-placed to earn a big fee from his potential sale.
Barisic could be a ‘good signing’ for West Ham
Phillips believes that it could actually be the Hammers who sign Barisic from Rangers – they would have adequate cover for Aaron Cresswell and as a result, they would have some good competition for the left-back spot. The pundit feels that the 28-year-old could be a ‘good move’ for David Moyes’ men.
Can Rangers sell Barisic in January?
In an interview with Football Insider, Phillips talked about Rangers’ Barisic and said:
“Cresswell has done pretty well. I think it would be a good signing – obviously you need two good players for every position.
“There’s going to be suspensions, injuries etc. so you need someone capable to come in. He’s younger so it could be a really good move.”
This comes after Football Insider had linked Barisic with a move to the London Stadium and he is one of the left-back options that the Hammers are looking at.
Losing Barisic could be a disaster for Rangers
Barisic has made 15 Premiership appearances this season, picking up four assists and scoring one goal so far. In the group stage of the Europa League, the Croatian had contributed with three assists in six appearances, also adding an assist in the League Cup to take his total to eight. (as per Transfermarkt).
In the 2019/20 league season, Barisic made 22 appearances for the Gers under Steven Gerrard. During that time, he scored twice and assisted eight times.
This clearly shows that the 28-year-old is an important contributor to goals even from left-back and losing him wouldn’t be a good thing for the Gers at all.
In other news, a Rangers target has talked about links with a move to Ibrox – read more about it here.
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