Rangers defender Borna Barisic has rubbished stories linking him with a move away from the Gers and insists that 2021 is a big year for him at Ibrox and for his national team.
The Croatian will likely represent his national team at this summer’s Euros and could do so with a league winner’s medal tucked away after the Gers opened up a 19 point lead over bitter rivals Celtic.
Barisic has been linked to a host of clubs but is adamant that his focus is on Rangers and the “great season” the Light Blues are having so far under Steven Gerrard.
The former NK Osijek star is confident staying at Ibrox is the right move for his career as he looks ahead to a massive 12 months for both club and country.
“I am concentrating on Rangers and I said that many times when stories were circulating about me,” Barisic said [Sportske Novosti]
“We are playing a great season, we have a great team, everything is at a top-level and I am very satisfied. The path I am taking is good for my career advancement.
“For me, 2021 is a big year. A lot will happen with me as far as Euro 2020 and Rangers are concerned. It is difficult to say more precisely what I expect, but it is clear that this is a year of great chances and challenges.”
Barisic has been fantastic for Rangers this season and contributed hugely as the Gers have romped clear at the top of the league and eased through their Europa League group.
The defender will almost certainly come up against some familiar faces if he makes the Croatian Euros squad – with Scotland one of the teams in their group.
Rangers were linked with a potential replacement for Barisic last month – with the defender claiming there had been ‘contact’