Petrovic told The Daily Record: “I am not surprised that Borna is being linked with a move to Serie A but I would be surprised if English clubs didn’t make an attempt to take him to the Premier League.
“At what level? Well, let me ask – what are the limits of a starter for the Croatian national team? Frankly, there are no limits but it’s the clubs who need to judge.
“Borna is ready to take the next step in his career but I’m speaking now as a fan and a friend and not in my official capacity.
“He’s ready for the Premier League. It would be a big surprise if he ends up in some other league, not least because he is already playing in the United Kingdom.”
Barisic joined Rangers from Osijek in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Record to be worth £2.2 million.
According to WhoScored, the 27-year-old Croatia international left-back scored two goals in 22 Scottish Premiership matches, and provided four assists in nine Europa League games for the Gers this past season.
The defender also played twice in the Scottish Cup and thrice in the Scottish League Cup for Steven Gerrard’s side this campaign, according to WhoScored.
According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, Barisic provided three assists in 16 Scottish Premiership matches and provided one assist in two Europa League games for the Gers during the 2018-19 campaign.
With Rangers aiming to stop Celtic from winning the Scottish Premiership title next season for the 10th time in a row, Barisic will play an important role for the Ibrox club.