Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he is confident of keeping Borna Barisic at Ibrox beyond the January transfer window.
In the Times, Gerrard was quoted praising the Croat and was asked about his hopes of keeping him at the club amid reported interest from Italy.
Gerrard said: “I am confident because the boy is happy. I have got a fantastic relationship with Borna where we communicate a lot. He seems settled here and he is really enjoying it. He is getting the support from the terraces that his performances deserve. When you are happy as a footballer you should stay put.
“The St Mirren goal was such a big moment for him, then his consistency levels from there have been outstanding. It was the making of Borna in many ways because that gave him a lot of self-belief and confidence. It shows what a big goal can do.”
TBR’s View – No need for Barisic to look anywhere else
As Gerrard says, Barisic seems happy and settled at a club which is going places under the former Liverpool man’s management.
A mid-season move is always a risk and there is no need for Barisic to take that risk on at a time when he is playing so well.
Rangers are back on the hunt for trophies and Barisic has the quality to be a big part of that if he heeds his manager’s advice and shuns transfer interest.