Rangers left-back Borna Barisic has reiterated that he is 100% focused on playing for the Scottish champions, despite speculation that he could leave Ibrox during the January transfer window.
The Croatian international has been the subject of a £2m bid from Watford, which was rejected. When asked about his future, the defender didn’t completely rule out a move, but he was emphatic in terms of his commitment to the Bears:
“The most important thing is Rangers. I am 29-years-old, I am very experienced. I know what this badge [means]. You need always to be 100 percent in training, on the pitch. Without that, it is impossible to play here. I am really focused on Rangers and that is the only thing that matters now.”
Supporters on Twitter were delighted by Barisic’s statement and they hope the fullback stays at the club beyond the end of the month:
What a guy 👏🏻🇬🇧
— Bouncy Nana (@bouncy_bouncy) January 17, 2022
I love him so much 😍😍
— 🃏RabVanBronckhorst 🇳🇱🧡 (@robertmcnaught) January 17, 2022
Ooft staunch Borna, Staunch.
— Sir Staunch Van Duck (@DuckStaunch) January 17, 2022
Love this guy. He’s to me what Wright is to Stevie! Lol
— Steven Castle (@steviebronco1) January 17, 2022
The Man The Beasts Can’t Tame.
— UnionOfRangers (@UnionOfRangers) January 17, 2022
— Graeme 55hankland (@gshank72) January 17, 2022
This badge. 👍🇭🇷 pic.twitter.com/aXhYnRRk9s
— Gregor Ander55on H&H (@Gregor_Anderson) January 17, 2022
Reports suggest that Rangers have slapped a £5m price tag on Barisic so if any team wants the Croatian, they will have to make a much better offer than Watford.
The Hornets have since signed Hassane Kamara from Nice to strengthen their options on the left-hand side of defence so they won’t be returning with another bid for Barisic. We shall see if any other team decides to table a proposal.