An Ibrox update has emerged on Rangers left-back Borna Barisic, regarding his stance on his future at the Scottish club under Gio van Bronckhorst…
What’s the talk?
According to Football Scotland, the full-back has made a big decision as he wants to remain in Glasgow and is not looking to force an exit this month.
The report claims that a £2m bid from Premier League side Watford has been rejected and further offers are expected to come in for him before the window slams shut.
Rangers fans will surely be buzzing with this news for multiple reasons. For starters, they will be delighted with Barisic’s stance as the player is seemingly committed to the cause and ready to remain at Ibrox, which shows his love for the club and that he is not throwing his toys out of the pram.
This is not a case of the Gers denying a player a transfer and upsetting one of their stars. If that was the case, it could have been a tricky situation for the club as they would be left with a gem who is eager to leave and, therefore, may not put 100% into their efforts in training and in matches. However, that is not what is happening with Barisic and supporters can look forward to him continuing to deliver on the pitch with full commitment in the coming months.
The fans will also be buzzing with this update for the simple fact that it increases the chances of the Croatian’s talents being available to Gio van Bronckhorst in the second half of the season, something that represents a huge boost to the Gers. He is one of the club’s top performers and they will want to see him lining up week-in-week-out in the Premiership as he is an excellent player at this level.
Barisic has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.30 in the league this season. This shows that he is able to deliver consistently brilliant performances for the Gers, which suggests why there is interest in his services in the January window.
His sublime displays in Scotland are why fans will be eager to see him stay as he is a top-quality left-back who could be key to success this term. Van Bronckhorst’s side are vying for trophies domestically and in the Europa League and keeping a player of the £18k-per-week beast’s quality could be a big boost for the side.