Rangers ace Barisic believes they will sell him for £30m
Rangers left-back Borna Barisic has suggested the club wouldn’t turn down a chance to sell him for £30million if dropped.
The 29-year-old Croatia international has two-and-a-half years left on his current contract at Ibrox, and he has been linked with Watford, along with other clubs close to his heart as well.
The Scottish Premiership giants won’t be willing to lose Barisic just yet, and he seems willing to stay with them beyond the January transfer window, but he feels that could become impossible if they receive an offer. corresponding to their assessment for him.
He told a press conference today (via Sky Sports): “You never know in football. What if someone came and said ‘Here’s £30m for Borna’? I won’t be there, will I?
“The only thing that matters is that I am fully professional as always. I am fully focused on Rangers and our next game which is Aberdeen. All the answers you will have at the beginning of February.
“The situation is that my focus is on Rangers, as I have always said when it comes to transfers.
“I don’t read newspapers and things like that, but I’ve heard a lot of misinformation. Not all, but a lot of misinformation.
“I already said that I didn’t want to go into details. I know what that badge is, so you always have to be 100% in training, on the pitch. Without it, it is impossible to play here. So I’m really focused on Rangers, that’s the only thing that matters now.
“All the answers, once again, will be there in early February.”
The Light Blues don’t see themselves as a selling club, but it’s hard to see them turning down £30m for one of their players.
However, it remains to be seen whether any club anywhere will pay that amount for a 29-year-old plying his trade in the Premiership.
Barisic is currently valued at around £5million by transfermarkt, but the club will want around double or triple that for his signature.
Still, it will take a juicy offer from suitors to entice the Bears to part ways with him right now.
They are not under any form of pressure to sell and are comfortably in a dominant position given his contractual situation.
The summer transfer window will be very interesting as many of their players will be courted by Premier League clubs, and although qualifying for the Champions League group stages will give them a huge financial boost, retaining some of their key players could prove difficult if they express a desire to move on.
In other Rangers news, the BBC is facing a multi-million pound libel action over the Gers documentary.