Rangers are at risk of losing one of their starting defenders this January, with left-back Borna Barisic a target for Serie A side Roma, according to the Sunday Post. Despite the Scottish giants reportedly opening contract talks with the player, those in the Italian capital are believed to have a strong interest in him.
Indeed, the 27-year-old has made as many appearances for the club so far this season, scoring twice and contributing an impressive 13 assists from full-back. Overall, he’s been an instrumental part of a side that are just two points off the pace in the Scottish Premiership, and into the knockout stages of the Europa League.
As a result, Roma are reportedly looking to secure a place in the top four in Italy, and return to the Champions League, and are thought to believe that bringing in Barisic could be a huge boost to their hopes. Given their status as one of the biggest clubs in Italy and one who are often involved in Europe’s elite competition, there’s surely a risk that a move to Rome may prove appealing were an offer to arrive.
It’s not hard to imagine Steven Gerrard and the Rangers faithful will be firmly against the Croat leaving as they chase their first title since 2011 given his importance, so here’s how some of their fans reacted to the speculation:
A full international who is far superior to crumbly hips. Start the bidding at £30 million.
— Bear Mclean (@Mclean45ian) January 12, 2020
— Borna Barištaunch (@BornaPeg) January 12, 2020
Not for sale
— Club Deck loyal (@SteveGsRightPeg) January 12, 2020
Right now no price should be accepted. We need all our best players
— big jeff (@greegsy77) January 12, 2020
30 mill or bye bye
— Bluechip (@Bluechip1872) January 12, 2020
Lets c now .how much for the Croatian number 1 left back. If he was in premiership or even. Championship it would b bids of around 40m
— craig gibson (@craiggi33641960) January 12, 2020
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