Rangers’ in-demand Croatian international defender Borna Barisic has signed a new deal with the Ibrox side – and the club’s supporters are loving it.

The flying wing-back has undoubtedly been Rangers’ most improved player this season and has earned the adulation of the adoring Ibrox support with his impassioned performances and first-class delivery.

Signing a four-and-a-half-year deal tying him to the club until 2024, it’s not bad for a player many tipped for the exit door only five months ago.

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Rangers’ in-demand Croatian international Borna Barisic is now a fans’ favourite at Ibrox. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

After a resurgence in form Barisic’s performances earned him interest from around Serie A, with the likes of AS Roma and SSC Napoli [Area Napoli] both credited with an interest.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard made it clear his intentions to get the full-back tied down [Herald] on a new deal and going by Borna’s thoughts on the entire thing, it wasn’t hard to convince him to sign it.

“I am very happy to extend my contract here; I have spent a nice year and a half here so far so hopefully the next four are the same,” said Barisic [Rangers].

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“I want to thank our Sporting Director Ross Wilson and everyone on the board at Rangers Football Club.

Borna Barisic has 12 caps and one goal for Croatia. (Photo by Dalibor Urukalovic – Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

“I would also like to thank the staff I work with every day, our manager Steven Gerrard and my teammates, who have helped me get to this point.

“Most importantly I would like to thank the fans who always support me and that is for sure one of the reasons why I have signed the new contract and why I feel like I am with my family here at Rangers.”

Going on to discuss Rangers’ fans adaptation of Karma Chameleon to the wing-back’s name, Barisic clearly has a growing affinity with the Ibrox support.

The club’s fans took to Twitter to express their delight after the 27-year-old committed to Ibrox until beyond his 30th birthday:

 

Borna Barisic has made 30 appearances for Rangers this season, laying on 14 assists and scoring twice.

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