Nottingham Forest Eyeing Shock Move for Borna Barisic from Rangers

In a surprising turn of events, Ross Wilson, the sporting director of Nottingham Forest, is reportedly considering a raid on his former club Rangers to secure the signing of left-back Borna Barisic. According to the Scottish Sun, Steve Cooper, the Forest manager, has identified the full-back position as a top priority and Barisic has emerged as a potential target for the PL side.

With concerns in the full-back area, Nottingham Forest is actively seeking reinforcements to strengthen their defensive line. Croatian international Borna Barisic, aged 30, has caught the attention of the Forest hierarchy and has emerged as a potential solution for their defensive needs at the City Ground.

According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers could demand a transfer fee of £2 million for the services of Barisic. The report suggests that Michael Beale might be open to a deal, especially now that Ridvan Yilmaz has returned to full fitness. Barisic’s prolonged stay at Ibrox has raised questions about his future with the club.

Despite occasional glimpses of brilliance, including an impressive end to the previous season, Barisic’s overall performance has been deemed underwhelming. In his five-year tenure at Ibrox, the left-back has struggled in Old Firm games, making costly mistakes and often failing to mark some of the league’s top attacking players. While his attacking prowess is widely acknowledged, his defensive frailties have been exposed in crucial matches.

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Securing £2 million for a player in his thirties, with just one year left on his contract, would be seen as a significant coup for Rangers. The potential deal would represent a positive outcome for the club, given Barisic’s perceived decline and the opportunity to generate funds for further squad reinforcement.