Mills: Leeds told to swoop for Barisic and 'get it done' after weekend development
Danny Mills has urged Leeds United to make a move for Borna Barisic before his value rockets during the European Championship.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender insisted the club have a “fantastic opportunity” to sort out their left-back issue with Barisic.
Football Insider revealed on June 12 that Leeds talent spotters were set to watch the defender, 28, in Croatia’s game with England at Wembley yesterday (June 13).
This site then learned on the morning of the game Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wolves were also set to run the rule over Barisic.
“The left-back position needs to be sorted, we know that,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“They need to bring in a specialist in that area.
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“Croatia are a good side and he’s obviously had a good season at Rangers. To be in the Croatia squad, you’re obviously of high quality.
“It could be a fantastic opportunity but it’s better to get it done sooner rather than later. Let’s say he goes on to have a really good tournament, they’ll be one or two others queuing up to try and get his signature.”
Barisic had started both of Croatia’s pre-tournament friendlies and was handed the number three shirt for the competition.
He finished Rangers’ title-winning season with 14 assists and five goals in 50 appearances across all competitions.