Rangers Defender Borna Barisic Nearing New Contract Amid Nottingham Forest Interest

Rangers defender Borna Barisic is edging closer to securing a new contract with the Glasgow-based club, despite ongoing interest from Nottingham Forest.

According to reports from TEAMtalk, Rangers have made a significant move by offering a two-year contract extension to their left-back, Borna Barisic. This offer comes more than five years after Barisic’s £2.2 million transfer from Osijek, suggesting the club’s intention to secure his future at Ibrox. With Barisic’s current contract set to expire in the summer, Rangers are eager to prevent him from signing a pre-contract agreement with another club.

The report indicates that an agreement is “expected” to be reached in the coming weeks as Rangers are keen to finalize the deal promptly. However, the extension may serve as a safeguard for the player’s market value rather than an assurance of a continued prominent role in the squad. There are hints that Rangers might consider selling Barisic in the future, with the new contract designed to protect his transfer value.

Nottingham Forest has shown sustained interest in Borna Barisic, dating back to the summer transfer window. It’s evident that Wilson, familiar with Barisic’s abilities, would like to reunite with the Croatian defender at the City Ground. Nonetheless, several factors make this potential transfer less straightforward.

Firstly, Barisic will turn 31 in November, raising questions about his adaptability and performance in the Premier League, should he make the switch. His current season form is not indicative of a seamless transition to a more competitive league. Furthermore, Nottingham Forest already boasts a selection of left-back options, including Harry Toffolo and Nuno Tavares, who is on loan from Arsenal.