With 14 assists and two goals in 39 appearances for Rangers this season, Borna Barišić has easily been one of the better performers under Steven Gerrard this season.
By doing so, the Croatian has caught the eye of a couple of Serie A clubs in Roma and Napoli, with the latter of the two considering him for the summer.
Gazzetta dello Sport look at Gennaro Gattuso’s plans to bolster the left hand side of his defence, and it comes down to two players: Barišić and Konstantinos Tsimikas.
The Rangers man appears to be the cheaper option, as the Italian paper claim his valuation is of around €8m, while the Greek, who plays for Olympiakos, would cost a bit more than €10m.
It’s stated Aurelio De Laurentiis had already offered €8m + €2m for Tsimikas, but the Super League club require the full amount up front ‘regardless of bonuses and incentives’.
It seems the Greece international remains the favoured option, but if Barišić ends up being cheaper and delivers a better output (14 assists compared to the Greek’s seven), Napoli could eventually see him as better value for money.
This is one appears like it will go on until a move is made, regardless of the Rangers man extending his Ibrox contract towards the end of January.