A major Rangers transfer claim has been made on the future of Ibrox midfielder Ianis Hagi…
Gheorghe Hagi has revealed that the Gers are keen on extending his son’s deal in Glasgow to ensure that he remains at the club.
Ianis has been touted with a potential move to Turkish giants Galatasaray, but his father claims that fresh terms at Rangers could be on the cards instead.
He told Romanian outlet Digi Sport:
“I heard, and I think it’s from a reliable source, that Rangers want to renew his contract. Not as it is written in the press here.
“He has played very well and has had an extraordinary and productive year. He is appreciated at the club, and from good sources, I think they want to renew his contract.”
Rangers fans will surely be buzzing with this claim from a man who is an insider on all things Ianis Hagi – given their relation – as it suggests that the club are working on a deal to keep him. Supporters may have been left feeling anxious about his future in Glasgow due to reports linking the midfielder with an exit, but this latest claim appears to quash those fears.
The Romania international is an important member of Gio van Bronckhorst’s squad and keeping him could be a boost heading into the second half of the campaign. He has averaged an impressive SofaScore rating of 7.10 in the Premiership, showing that he is producing quality displays week-in-week-out for the Gers.
Last term, he produced seven goals and 11 assists in the league as Rangers won the title. This led to effusive praise from then-manager Steven Gerrard, with the ex-Liverpool man saying: “We’re really happy with Ianis Hagi, he’s a joy to work with.
“He’s a student of the game. He’s always looking at areas to improve, whether that be from a physical point of view or tactically or technically. He’s someone you have to drag off the training ground.
“Ianis is always in the analyst department too. He’s never out of the gym, so he’s an absolute dream to work with, very low maintenance. We’re delighted with how he is developing and progressing and we’re happy to have him.”
This highlights why fans will be buzzing with this claim from Gheorghe. They will surely want a player of Ianis’ quality to stay at the club and tying him down to a new deal could ensure that he is still a Rangers player when the window slams shut in a few weeks.