During the summer many reports suggested that a number of Rangers first team were subject to interest after a phenomenal season in Europe – none more so than Borna Barisic
Rangers number 31 was being connected to moves all summer and looked bound to leave Ibrox.
With the arrival of Ridvan Yimaz expectations rose regarding an imminent Barisic departure.
Trabzonspor had watched the left back on multiple occasions according to multiple reports and momentum swung the way of a exit.
And murmurs have began again after the Croatians showing in the World Cup.
Rangers look set to lose multiple players after admissions at the AGM with Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos contract talks stalling.
And it’s unlikely with added speculation surrounding midfielder Glen Kamara that Rangers will want to sell so many in January.
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Turkey International Ridvan Yilmaz has already been been bought as a ready made replacement in most peoples eyes.
The Ibrox board signed a reported £5m deal to sign the promising young Turk who plays in the same position as Barisic.
Few Rangers fans seemed to worried about losing Barisic and were ready to welcome Yilmaz as the new first choice.
However the former Besiktas man has struggled to make an impact since his arrival and Borna Barisic remains first choice.
The World Cup Quarter finalist was central to a 3 million pound transfer story last summer.
With the January window in sight it is hard to see how there won’t be more stories connecting the former Osijek player to the exit doors.
Ross Wilson could find himself a very busy man in the new year if clubs come calling and the money starts to talk.
The Croatian has made 180 appearances for Rangers and many will begin to believe he wont make it to 200.
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