Rangers paid £2.2m for Croatian left-back Borna Barisic a year ago but is he set to swap the Scottish Premiership for Ligue 1 already?
Borna Barisic is willing to listen to offers after a difficult debut season for Rangers, according to Soccer Link, with Dijon interested to see if the left-back can ‘cut the mustard’ in French football.
This time last year, the Croatian international was arriving at Ibrox for £2.2 million after starring against them in a Europa League qualifier for NK Osijek, according to the BBC, with his exceptional deliveries from the left-hand side catching the eye and causing no end of problems.
It seems that the Gers caught Barisic on a good day. Performances like that were few and far between in Scotland as the 26-year-old struggled for consistency and fitness at the Glasgow giants.
Barisic has so far indicated publicly that he is keen to stay and fight for his place at Ibrox and he has certainly enjoyed an impressive start to his follow-up campaign, scoring a pinpoint free-kick and grabbing an assist in last week’s 4-0 Europa League qualifying victory away at St Josephs of Gibraltar.
But Soccer Link claims that, behind the scenes, Barisic would be receptive to any offers that came his way.
And it just so happens that Dijon are interested in offering him a fresh start across The Channel. The Mustards will be playing Ligue 1 football again next season after beating Lens in a two-legged relegation play-off.
Though it is far too soon for Rangers to be willing to sell one of their most expensive buys in years. Barisic has a crossing ability almost unmatched in Scottish football and it would be foolish to write him off after one, injury-hit season.