If some reports were to be believed [the Herald], Borna Barisic basically had his bags packed and one foot out the door at Ibrox at the end of the season.
But to his credit, the player himself has stood up to criticism. If not on the pitch, at least in the press. Borna has reiterated that he wants to be here [Daily Record].
And now that he’s settled, Rangers really could have some player on their hands next year. If the former NK Osijek man takes his chance.
We have not seen enough of it at Ibrox, and at times the velocity of the football in Scotland has passed him by. He’s also spent much of the time watching it licking his wounds.
For a player who offered such early promise, the Croatian is yet to deliver.
But it looks like he will get his chance to make the grade at Ibrox. And is there anywhere better for the 26-year-old to do it?
Being at Rangers clearly doesn’t affect his international chances. He’s had a year to get used to the club. In Nikola Katic and Eros Grezda, he has people he is close to.
And most of all, he now looks to have finally gotten his fitness back. With a full pre-season under his belt, the stage is set for the Croatian. It’s like he’s been given another opportunity.
And if he’s serious about etching his name into Rangers folklore, this season is the time to do it.