The actions of Borna Barisic after Rangers’ 1-0 win over Celtic on Sunday have led Kris Boyd to believe the full-back may well be on his way out of Ibrox.
Barisic assisted the only goal of the game, whipping in an excellent corner in the 66th minute which Filip Helander headed beyond Joe Hart, sparking wild scenes in the stands.
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There were a few hairy moments in the closing stages of the game, but the hosts held on to secure all three points in the first Old Firm of the season.
The majority of the Rangers players stayed out on the pitch to applaud the fans after the game, but the Sky Sports team picked up on the actions of Barisic in particular.
The Croatia international was embraced by several members of the coaching staff and he knelt down to touch the Ibrox turf close to the touchline.
In the closing stages of the post-match analysis, host Eilidh Barbour asked Boyd what he thought about the 28-year-old’s ’emotional’ actions.
“There’s what, two days left of the transfer window? He may be waving his goodbyes and saying cheerio to the Rangers fans,” he replied [Sky Sports]. “He’s been a great servant.”
“When Rangers were knocked out of the Champions League, all the stories were that somebody would have to go and if it is Borna Barisic, I think he’s served himself well in a Rangers jersey.
“What I will say to him is that he will not play for another club like Rangers, but good luck to him if he does.”
Barisic leaving Rangers?
If Barisic was to leave before the end of the transfer window it would be a shock, given the relative lack of speculation about his future this summer.
Perhaps a late bid has arrived and Rangers have decided to accept, with Steven Gerrard consistently making it clear that every single member of the squad has their price.
Barisic hadn’t started this campaign particularly well but he stepped up against the Hoops and has been a key member of the starting XI for some time, contributing 14 assists across all competitions last season.
If he were to leave, Rangers would only have one recognised left-back in Calvin Bassey.