Rangers have reportedly rejected a paltry offer from Premier League side Watford for Croatian international full-back and key first-teamer Borna Barisic.
The ex-NK Osijek captain is a key player for the Gers and the club’s leading left-back, but that didn’t stop Watford reportedly lodging a £2m offer for the player.
This is according to the Scottish Sun who also claim that Rangers only want £5m for the 29-year-old full-back.
We don’t have to tell you that the notion £2m is enough to sign Borna Barisic has been laughed out of Ibrox as Rangers fans everywhere are bent double in side-splitting laughter.
Gone are the days when Rangers will undervalue their best players and anyone – Watford or otherwise – who want to make moves at Ibrox will need to stump up.
As a result of Rangers’ insistence they actually pay what Borna Barisic is worth, the Vicarage Road side have reportedly pulled their interest.
Rangers chuck out lowball offer amid Watford Borna Barisic bid claims
Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has been clear the club will only sell their best players at a fair price and this isn’t the first time he’s been met with reported Premier League lowballing.
According to club media partner Heart & Hand, Everton initially approached Rangers with a £3.5m offer for Ibrox talent Nathan Patterson.
The bid was clearly not enough but Wilson eventually managed to bump up the price with Everton eventually paying £12m rising to £16m for the talented Scotland international.
Borna Barisic may have disappointing spells of form at times – whilst also having a habit of failing to stop crosses – but there is no doubt that on his day the Croatian is the best left-back in Scotland.
With a wand of a left foot, the wing-back is perfect folly to James Tavernier on the right and a dead-ball specialist.
Contracted to Ibrox until 2024, if Watford are serious about trying to sign Barisic then we suspect they better take the Rangers star’s proper valuation a little more seriously.
Meanwhile, the reported £16m exit of Nathan Patterson pays an almighty compliment to one of the most criminally underrated Rangers stars.