Campbell: This is when Barisic will quit Rangers amid transfer mission
Kevin Campbell is adamant Rangers defender Borna Barisic will turn down Premier League interest to stay at Ibrox.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker claimed the 28-year-old will want to stay in Glasgow to play Champions League football next season.
This site revealed on the day of Croatia’s opening game with England (13 June) that scouts from Arsenal, Aston Villa, Leeds and Wolves were set to run the rule over the left-back.
However, Barisic missed the game at Wembley, as well as Croatia’s 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday, with a back injury.
The left-footer has three years remaining on his contract with Rangers, having put pen to paper on a new deal in January 2020.
He will play in the Champions League group stages next season if Steven Gerrard’s side make it through their qualification rounds.
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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs of his assessment of Barisic’s future, Campbell said:
“I’ll be honest with you, I’m not too sure if he will come down to the Premier League this summer.
“When you consider he is playing in the Champions League at Rangers, why would he move to a Premier League side who is not even in Europe? The Champions League is a big draw. He will be looking forward to that campaign.
“I think if he is going to move on it will be in a year’s time.
“Barisic will not want to come to Arsenal if he is going to sit on the bench behind Tierney. I think they are going to have to look elsewhere.”