Borna Barisic, a Croatian who is very close to leaving Rangers, has become a new target for Leeds United this month. According to sources from 2020, Leeds made an £8 million approach for the player.
The last six months of Barisic’s contract at Ibrox are now upon him at the age of thirty-one. It happened in the summer of 2018, the Croatian player’s first summer with the team under Steven Gerrard. Now, he has performed 224 times.
During that period, he has been instrumental in helping Rangers win the Premiership and go to the Europa League final. For Rangers, he has contributed a whopping 53 assists in addition to his nine goals.
In his 23 outings for the Gers this season, Barisic has contributed five goals to the score. However, the rush to sign him is intensifying as his contract expires at the end of the current campaign. Leeds is suddenly a contender for the defender’s job.
According to the article, Barisic’s current team, Rangers, is planning to make him an offer for a new contract; Ligue 1, La Liga, and Serie A teams are reportedly interested as well. Leeds supporters will be able to recognise Barisic’s name.
2020 Leeds made an £8 million bid for Borna Barisic, whom Daniel Farke wants.
This is due to reports from Croatian website Sportske Novosti that Leeds made an £8 million bid for the left-back back in the summer after Leeds was promoted to the Premier League. Marcelo Bielsa is the Leeds manager at the time of this claim.
However, nothing happened, and Barisic has been at Rangers ever since, playing a key role for the Light Blues despite receiving criticism this season. Fans “hounded” him for his performance against Aris in October.
Barisic is a 31-year-old defender who is in the last few months of his contract, so it’s unknown how much Leeds would have to pay to get him at this time. It is evident from Farke’s statements that he is looking to add a new left-back this month.