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Opinion: Smart decision by Glasgow Rangers as two players destined to leave Ibrox

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, along with Sporting Director Ross Wilson, is obviously expecting to lose two important star players in the upcoming transfer window. 

Alfredo Morelos and Borna Barisic are almost definite to be bought during the summer transfer window.

Hopefully, only at the right price for the Croatian, as he still has a long-term deal at Rangers.

The further Rangers progressed in their fabulous last 16 place of the Europa League, the better left-back Barisic performed.

His sublime contributions quickly sparked interest throughout Europe for his services, and quite rightly so. 

The standard of his defending coupled with wonderful accurate crosses, rained havoc on all of the top class opposition.

Barisic proved Gerrard right to bring him to Ibrox, especially when he cemented Croatia’s left-back position and found his best Rangers form.

The boisterous and often over the top aggression shown by most SPFL sides, usually makes it harder for good footballers to adapt – as he did.

But once he found his feet in Scotland, he has made such a difference by creating so many quality assists for Rangers.

I won’t be surprised if Gerrard and Wilson had Calvin Bassey lined up to join the Light Blues, before releasing Andy Halliday on a free.

With the permanent signings of Jermain Defoe and Ianis Hagi secured, he bought Glentoran’s 16-year-old Charlie Richmond for the future.

His fourth deal is Leicester City’s 20-year-old Calvin Bassey, due to his ability to play anywhere on the left hand side of defence.

It looks like he is earmarked for left back when Barisic moves on. He has the physical attributes to make a name for himself in the SPFL.

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