Rangers fans everywhere were bitterly disappointed not to see full-back Borna Barisic make the Croatia squad for the nation’s 1-0 defeat to England at Euro 2020.
One of the club’s leading players, Gers fans were excited to see the talented full-back take to the field at the highest level with his country against one of the tournament favourites.
A troublesome back injury had flared back up with reports claiming Borna may well have missed the remainder of the tournament.
But whilst Borna missed the match with England – and subsequently had hearts in mouths amongst the Gers support regarding the Champions League qualifiers – there has been some good news.
✅ Today, Borna Barišić and Dejan Lovren underwent MRI scans: Barišić should soon join full practice with his teammates, while Lovren was cleared to return to full practice.#EURO2020 #Vatreni🔥 pic.twitter.com/tMYqI7bC0l
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) June 14, 2021
A scan of the problem area has shown no major problems for the 28-year-old who is also set to return to Croatia training this week.
But whilst some fans will be encouraged to hear Barisic is back in training, his absence from the Croatia first team could hand the Gers an indirect transfer boost.
Borna Barisic is considered one of Rangers’ strongest assets and heading into the tournament there was a feeling interest might snowball should his wicked left-peg steal the show for Croats.
Only at the tail end of last week were Football Insider claiming Leeds United are interested in the player and sending scouts to watch him at the tournament.
If this niggling injury holds Borna back, certainly Rangers fans can be disappointed for the player personally as the left-back will be desperate to leave an impression on the Euros.
But from a purely selfish point of view, if Barisic isn’t playing for Croatia then watching scouts may turn their attention elsewhere after failing to see Borna perform at the tournament.
Whilst there’s been plenty of talk regarding Barisic’s future, the player himself has wasted absolutely no time nailing his colours to the mast.