Report: Borna Barisic having Rangers medical on Monday; £2.2m fee agreed

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are reportedly set to sign their Europa League tormentor Borna Barisic from Croatian outfit Osijek.

Mexico midfielder Elias Hernandez (L) and Croatian defender Borna Barisic battle for a head ball  during the first half of a national friendly soccer game at LA Memorial Coliseum on May 27,...

Talk about being decisive.

Steven Gerrard watched on from the dugout as Borna Barisic delivered pinpoint cross after pinpoint cross in Rangers’ narrow first-let win away at Osijek in the Europa League qualifiers last month. And, less than two weeks later, it seems that the Gers are on the verge of bringing the left-back to Ibrox.

According to Sky Sports, a deal worth £2.2 million has been agreed and Barisic will undergo a medical at Rangers on Monday ahead of his move to Glasgow.

 

Barisic will become Rangers’ eleventh signing of a busy summer, and credit much go to Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen for acting fast before the transfer window slams shut.

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The 25-year-old is a modern, attack-minded full-back with a wand of a left foot – as James Tavernier found out in Croatia. He was arguably Osijek’s stand-out performer across both legs and it is worth pointing out that he already has three assists to his name in five games this season.

Deng Hanwen #13 of China competes with Borna Barisic #3 of Croatia for the ball during the third place match of 2017 Gree China Cup International Football Championship between Croatia and...

Barisic has also made three appearances for Croatia since his debut in 2017 – but missed out on a place in the final 23 man squad for the World Cup.

And should he produce the kind of display for Rangers that he produced against them, Gerrard and co might have pulled off a brilliant signing.

(L-R), Steven Bergwijn of PSV, Borna Barisic of NK Osijek during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg match between PSV Eindhoven and Osijek at Philips  Stadium, on July...

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