Rangers must not stand in Borna Barisic’s way if he seeks a move away from Ibrox this summer. 

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the left-back’s close ally Alen Petrovic hinted that a Premier League switch is just around the corner.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Barisic’s mentor and former sporting director at old club Osijek claimed “there will be a lot of clubs watching him at the Euros” and “all the big clubs in the top leagues know about him already”.

Barisic, 28, is highly rated and has been a vital cog in the Rangers machine this season, scoring five and assisting 14 in 50 appearances.

Kenny insisted that Rangers must not block Barisic’s exit if big guns swoop for him this summer.

“His friend speaking out like that is not a good sign,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“But if he’s got a chance to move, you couldn’t blame him. If he’s got the chance to go to a big club and better himself, he’s got to take it.

“Rangers are a big club, of course they are. But he could be doing well for a massive European side.

“So I think it would be a tough one to block for the sake of his career.”

Leeds United were keen on Barisic in January, as first revealed by Football Insider.

The Whites are in the market for a left-back with Ezgjan Alioski’s Elland Road departure seemingly set for the summer.

In other news, Tottenham told to hire Steven Gerrard after “incredible” Alex Ferguson reveal.