Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard ready to break own rule with £8m January raid on Rangers

He signed a contract extension with the Scottish champions in January 2020, running until the summer of 2024.

Rangers fans adore Barisic for his contributions to the club, with many delighted that his touted summer move to AS Roma didn’t come to fruition.

But the Croatian star has previously admitted that he wants to feature in one of Europe’s top leagues eventually.

And as he enters his 30s, he may feel like time is running out, and the chance to reunite with Gerrard could be too good to turn down.