Alan Hutton has said that Barry Douglas could be a replacement for Borna Barisic.
Douglas currently plays for Leeds in the English Championship, with him making 11 league appearances so far this campaign. Barisic, meanwhile, has been an important part of Steven Gerrard’s side at left-back so far this term, but he could well move on in the near future considering Tottenham have reportedly been interested.
Hutton, though, believes that Douglas could replace him should he leave. He told Football Insider when asked if the Gers could make a move: “Yeah, possibly. I think you have to look at the Barisic situation.
“I think that would be a key factor if he was to stay or leave but look, I think Barry Douglas is an excellent player. He went abroad, did really well, came back to Wolves and I thought he was arguably their best player.
“It shocked a lot of people when he was moved upon promotion. Possibly a move to Rangers, with him saying he supports them, could be a good opportunity for him to get back on track, back playing.
“He’s a wonderful crosser of the ball so it’s something Rangers look for in a player so I think he could fit in but a lot would hinge on the Barisic thing. I wouldn’t imagine he wouldn’t want to come up north to be sitting on the bench.”
Barisic, with 14 assists in all competitions already, has been in stunning form this term and were he to exit, he would leave a big hole. However, the nature of Scottish football is that the best players will eventually leave, and for a reported fee of £22m, they could be quids in.
Douglas, meanwhile, has a Transfermarkt value of just £1.8m, and he himself has proven he can provide going forward – he picked up 14 Championship assists during the 2017/18 season with Wolves.
Would you like Barry Douglas at Rangers?
The Croatia international leaving would be a big blow, no doubt, but being able to replace him with Douglas would be a coup for Ross Wilson, and an inspired piece of business.
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