'Gerrard Will Be Pleading With The Board' - Exclusive: Phillips reacts to big Rangers reveal
West Ham would need to make a “ridiculous” offer to persuade Rangers into parting with Borna Barisic next month.
That is according to Steven Gerrard’s ex-England teammate Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the prospect of the 28-year-old moving to the Premier League in the January transfer window.
This site revealed on Tuesday that David Moyes is interested in signing the Croatian left-back in light of Arthur Masuaku’s injury lay-off.
Barisic has been one of the Gers standout performers this season, his 27 appearances across all competitions yielded two goals and 10 assists.
In January, he committed his long-term future to Steven Gerrard’s side – penning a contract that could keep him at Ibrox until June 2024.
When asked by Football Insider whether he thought there was any chance of the Scottish Premiership leaders selling their star left-back, Phillips said:
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“Every player has their price but it would take ridiculous money to get him.
“If I am Steven Gerrard I would be pleading with the board not to sell anyone.
“If anything he will want to add to the squad. They will be desperate to get this league wrapped up.
“If I am Stevie G, I would be saying, ‘Look, I will help you leave in the summer. Let’s wrap this league up because you will leave a legend.’
“Steven Gerrard will not want to sell any of his player at the moment.”