According to Football Insider, there are a trio of English clubs interested in signing Glasgow Rangers defender Borna Barisic.
The Lowdown: Gers players attracting attention
The past campaign was a magnificent one for all involved at Ibrox as the Gers won the Premiership, their first major trophy in 10 years, without losing a single game in the competition (BBC).
As such, the 55-time Scottish champions’ players are likely to attract plenty of attention from the rest of the continent over the summer.
The Latest: PL trio eye Barisic
Now, it is being reported that three Premier League sides, Arsenal, Wolves and Aston Villa are all interesting in signing Barisic.
The clubs were set to assess the 28-year-old during Croatia’s opening Euro 2020 clash with England, but Barisic was unable to play due to injury.
The Verdict: Deserving of interest
While there were plenty of star performers for Steven Gerrard throughout the 2020/21 campaign, few were as important to the side’s success as Barisic. He made 50 appearances in all competitions for the Gers, and showed his attacking threat by scoring five goals and providing a further 14 assists (Transfermarkt).
Will Barisic be at Rangers next season?
Reportedly valued at £12m (The Athletic), Gerrard has been aware of Barisic’s ability for a while – he called him “magic” after a goal the left-back scored in 2019 (via the42.ie). As the Gers target a Champions League run next term, Gerrard will be wanting to hold on to his best players, like Barisic. However, it is likely the interest in his services will continue until the end of the transfer window.
In other news, Rangers fans were livid at this SPFL development.
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