Calciomercato reports that Rangers defender Borna Barisic is being pursued by a number of teams, including Aston Villa.
The Croatian international is an appealing offer at very little cost because his contract is about to expire, according to an Italian newspaper article published on its website on November 2.
Roma is rumored to be interested in a move, while Monchi, who recently went from Sevilla to Villa Park, is thought to favor the defender for his new team.
Since Philippe Clement took over as manager, Barisic has struggled with injuries, therefore he hasn’t really had a chance to show
Ridvan Yilmaz has now jumped to the top of the pecking order, and the Croatian will need to prove himself if he wants a new contract and wants to stick around.
This would genuinely split the Ibrox fanbase, with many believing that the time is right for a change, but some thinking that Barisic can go up another level.
With his contract expiring soon, Rangers don’t stand to benefit on a financial front too much, but if they were to hand him a new deal with an agreement he could be sold if a certain fee is hit, it could make sense.
Aston Villa are pushing for Champions League football alongside their Premier League riches under Unai Emery, so that would be no issue for them.
Roma and Italian clubs rarely spend big money, and if they do, it is riddled with many clauses and stipulations, so they would likely only move on a free deal.
Barisic has a decision to make, and Clement could be central to that with how he views his future, as the time may be right for Yilmaz to move forward as number one.
This is certainly one to watch.