25-year-old Croatian international Borna Barisic had already shown Rangers fans what he was capable of when we faced FK Osijek in the early rounds of the Europa League.
Impressing many with both his defensive efforts and attacking prowess, plenty were delighted when manager Steven Gerrard made the move for him and secured his services for a reported £3million as that will surely be a snip of a fee. The deal could even be as low as £2.7million and if true, that £300,000 makes it even more of a spectacular deal. Some even say as low as £2million full stop.
Following victory over St Mirren and his Premiership debut on Sunday as we took a 2-0 victory despite being down to ten men, Barisic certainly impressed fans with his efforts and he even helped himself to an early assist on the day as his freekick was met by Connor Goldson for our second goal on the day.
Rangers fans are hopeful it was very much a case of more to come in the future.
Played not to bad again Rangers even with a player down.. Borna Barisic done very well for time he's was on the pitch great at set peaces and some great balls into box.. ????⚪????????????
— John Wilson (@JohnRangers54) August 12, 2018
Barisic ????????Looks like we have action up the left wing again
— David (@divbear) August 12, 2018
— stewart hughes (@parrotzman) August 12, 2018
Very happy with Barisic looks a very good player, Can see some great things from him
— Craig Smith (@csljm84) August 12, 2018
Barisic looked good today, will be a top signing for us. Shame we can’t use him on Thursday ????
— Kirsten (@kirsten93_) August 12, 2018
Borna Barišić has a better left foot than Sean Goss
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) August 12, 2018
Borna Barisic's delivery into the box is that good, I'd let him deliver ma wains ????????????????????????
— Dean Logan (@DCLoganEsquire) August 12, 2018
Absolutely love that about Barisic.. Thrown in there in front of a sold out Ibrox to make your debut.. Chases after Morelos to celebrate the opener then whips in a free kick to set up Goldson. What a way to get the fans on side early on ????????⚽️
— Rebecca Blair (@RebeccaB_95) August 12, 2018
I can see this bloke quickly becoming a fan favourite.