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Borna Barisic has revealed that he had ‘serious options’ to leave Rangers in January.

The Croatia international was linked with a move away from Ibrox during the winter transfer window.

Barisic, a £2.2 million signing in 2018, has gone from strengh to strength under Steven Gerrard despite a poor first season at Ibrox.

Such is his improvement, even Italian outfit Roma were reportedly interested in the former Osijek left-back.

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Barisic wound up extending his contract at Rangers following the speculation and although he’s happy there at the moment, he suggested that he doesn’t know what the future held.

He told The Record: “The truth is there were serious options for me, but my club acted immediately and in February, as soon as the transfer deadline ended, I signed a new contract with Rangers for four years.

“I’m very satisfied at Rangers. It’s great and I have a wonderful relationship with my manager, teammates, club and the fans. I enjoy it and I have nothing to complain about.

“I can’t predict what will happen in the future. I couldn’t even do that if we were in a normal situation and especially not now.”

The positive thing from Rangers’ perspective is that not many clubs who were interested in January will be just as interested now, in light of the global health emergency.

The Gers’ competitors in Scotland and abroad are going to be hit financially by this crisis and while the same is obviously true of Gerrard’s side, keeping players might be a bit easier.

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