Steven Gerrard could be set to suffer a significant blow at Rangers as interest develops in one of his Ibrox stars.
Champions League regulars Sevilla are reportedly looking to prise Ianis Hagi away from Rangers this summer.
According to reports from Spain, Sevilla ‘insist’ on signing the Romanian international and have been long-term admirers of the Rangers ace.
Lazio have also been linked with the 22-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window and it looks as if Gerrard will have a battle on his hands if he wants to keep the winger at Ibrox.
Hagi has impressed for Rangers ever since he joined the club on loan from KRC Genk in January 2020, as he clearly did enough to convince Gerrard and Ross Wilson that he was worth signing permanently last summer.
In 55 appearances for the Light Blues, Hagi has contributed 10 goals and 14 assists, which includes six goals and nine assists in the Premiership this season.
Whilst he is yet to live up to the performances of his legendary father Gheorghe Hagi, the young attacker has played a key part in Rangers’ title win, averaging a solid 6.93 rating for his performances in the Scottish top-flight.
This is an impressive return for his first full season at the club and Gers fans were undoubtedly looking forward to seeing him continue to improve when they return to Ibrox for the next campaign.
Rangers reportedly paid £4m for Hagi’s services last summer and considering he is contracted until 2024, you would hope that the Gers would be able to hold out for a decent fee if Sevilla do make an official approach.
Julen Lopetegui’s side have been a regular in the Champions League in recent seasons and look well on track to be there next season, as they currently sit fourth in the La Liga table, just three points off current leaders Atletico Madrid, so Hagi could well have his head turned by the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium outfit.
Certainly, the “outstanding” Hagi has continued to get better and better during his time at Rangers and looks to have the potential to be a key player for Gerrard next season, so it would undoubtedly be a huge blow for the 40-year-old to lose him this summer ahead of their own Champions League campaign.
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