Leeds United could make a move for Rangers FC full-back Borna Barisic with reports suggesting that the Premier League club’s scout will watch him at the European Championship.
Barisic plays for Croatia and their first game will be on Sunday against England. And as per Football Insider, the Leeds United contingent will be watching in action.
The report claims: “Leeds United are setting their sights on Rangers star Borna Barisic as they step up their left-back hunt, Football Insider can reveal. The Yorkshire giants have made a new senior left-sided defender a priority in the summer window.
“A source has told Football Insider Leeds talent spotters will watch Barisic in action for Croatia in their Euros opener against England tomorrow.
“International broker Simon Conning has been mandated to sound out interest in Barisic.”
Will Leeds United be able to sign Borna Barisic?
Borna Barisic joined Rangers FC in 2018 and over the past three seasons, the left-back has become an integral part of Gerrard’s first-team squad. During the 2020-21 campaign, he played in 30 SPFL games, scoring one and assisting seven goals.
The 28-year-old was also given a new deal last year in January meaning he will be with Rangers until the summer of 2024.
With Ezgjan Alioski’s future still up in the air, Leeds United are trying really hard to bring in a left-back before the new season begins and Barisic could turn out to be a real bargain transfer.
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TransferMarkt values the full-back at £5.40 million but Rangers will demand at least double of that since he has three more years on his current deal. But still, a £10-12 million transfer fee should not be a prove for a Premier League side.
Recently, he was also praised by Chris Sutton for sharpening his skills during his time in Scotland.
“Hugely improved defensively under Steven Gerrard at Rangers. Terrific delivery when he gets into the final third and dangerous from set pieces,” Sutton wrote for the Daily Mail.