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Latest from Rangers star has shades of famous cult Ibrox Balkans hero

Rangers star Borna Barisic has reiterated his commitment to and love for Rangers in glowing comments which certainly have shades of another cult Ibrox hero from the Balkans.

The Croatian first-choice left-back is one of the key members of the Rangers team with a relentless work ethic and quality left-foot which is apparently attracting interest from all around Europe.

The comments of Rangers full-back Borna Barisic about his love of the Ibrox club has shades of another Ibrox Balkans hero. (Photo by Igor Kralj/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

Ahead of Euro 2020, Borna’s ex-sporting director at NK Osijek suggested some of Europe’s top sides would have their eye on the flying wing-back.

But despite all the talk, Borna’s heart is in one place as he continues to profess his undying love for the Ibrox club.

“That club is unique. When it creeps into your heart it stays there forever. I can just say I love Rangers. Honestly,” said Barisic.

“Offers are normal in football but when I talk about the club and the fans, it is a big wonderful family. They totally won me over.

“I had bad times too, we didn’t win the league for the first two seasons. But now that I see how full their hearts are, that sincere joy and love for the club, it’s fantastic.”

It’s wonderful to hear the impact that Rangers is having on Borna but these comments certainly have shades of a famous quote from Bosnian Gers hero Sasa Papac.

Another Balkans-born left-back, Sasa was a considerably less offensive full-back than Borna but a relentless presence for Rangers, making over 200 appearances across six seasons.

But he too has Rangers buried deep within his heart and once famously said when asked of the Ibrox club, “it is simple really, this club grows in your heart and stays there forever.”

Rangers star Barisic, 28, will now be looking forward to the summer’s tournament with Croatia as he looks to leave an impression on the European Championships.

Whilst there is competition at left-back with Croatia Borna has shown in the past exactly why he is the first choice for the country this summer.

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