Rangers star is ready to shine in Premier League according to former mentor
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Rangers star destined for Premier League or Serie A according to mentor

NK Osijek sporting director Alen Petrovic believes Rangers defender Borna Barisic is ready to take the next step in his career – and thinks he could star in the Premier League.

Barisic was a standout for Rangers last season as the Croatian put a poor first campaign behind him to become a key player for Steven Gerrard’s side.

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Petrovic has mentored Barisic through the early stages of his career and thinks there are “no limits” on where he could end up.

“I am not surprised that Borna is being linked with a move to Serie A but I would be surprised if English clubs didn’t make an attempt to take him to the Premier League,” Petrovic told the Daily Record.

“At what level? Well, let me ask – what are the limits of a starter for the Croatian national team? Frankly, there are no limits but it’s the clubs who need to judge.

“Borna is ready to take the next step in his career but I’m speaking now as a fan and a friend and not in my official capacity.

“He’s ready for the Premier League. It would be a big surprise if he ends up in some other league, not least because he is already playing in the United Kingdom.”

The Croatian international is under contract at Ibrox until the summer of 2024 and has been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Roma in the past.

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Calvin Bassey’s arrival at Ibrox means the Gers have a bit more cover at left-back but selling Barisic would be a big gamble with only the former Leicester youngster as backup.

If clubs offer crazy money though, Rangers’ hand will be forced and Barisic could end up in the Premier League or Serie A sooner rather than later.

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