Rangers star Borna Barisic made his first appearance at Euro 2020 as he replaced up-and-coming Croatia star Josko Gvardiol against Scotland.

The 28-year-old full-back has been suffering from a back injury ever since joining up with the Croat national team at the tournament.

Croatia v Scotland - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D
Rangers star Borna Barisic in action for Croatia against Scotland. (Photo by Lee Smith – Pool/Getty Images)

It’s perhaps kept the defender out of the limelight as teammate and Finland star Glen Kamara grabs the headlines and the gaze of clubs who’re eager to bolster their rosters ahead of next season.

But with Gvardiol’s injury – a talented option who spent the season on loan at Dinamo Zagreb from RB Leipzig – it could offer Borna a route back into the side.

Despite only being 19, Josko has performed admirably at the tournament and he’s shown flashes of the player who has dreams of playing for Liverpool [Daily Star].

As Euro 2020 prepares to head into the knock out stage, Borna could now be called upon with the likes of Arsenal, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Wolves all linked in the press.

Given Kamara’s performances and the interest they have reportedly heralded from down south, Gers fans will be watching on through the cracks in their fingers.

Borna’s late appearance in the Balkans nation’s 3-1 victory over the Scots was also marred by accusations of booing from the Tartan Army.

With Borna being a Rangers player – and tempers between some Scotland and Rangers fans frayed – there was talk of the player being booed as he entered the field of play and touched the ball.

Heading into the rest of the tournament the Croatian full-back may well be the number one choice and Gers fans will be hoping he impresses – just not too much someone comes along and tries to pinch him.

Not that Borna would be in any rush to move – the Ibrox full-back has been talking about just how much Rangers means to him ahead of the tournament.

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