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Rangers: Imagine Ianis Hagi and potential £8.5m signing

Rangers officially completed the arrival of central defender Ben Davies earlier this week to become their fifth acquisition at Ibrox during the summer transfer window.

Ross Wilson has been hard at work to improve Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team and the Englishman joins John Souttar, Rabbi Matondo, Antonio Colak, and Tom Lawrence in making the switch to Glasgow.

It now remains to be seen whether or not the club will be able to get any more deals over the line between now and the end of August, with the Light Blues having around five weeks to make further additions.

It has been reported this month that the Gers are interested in a swoop to sign FCSB attacker Darius Olaru ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

The report claims that they are eyeing the midfielder to bolster their squad and that his club are demanding a fee of €10m (£8.5m) for his services.

By snapping the 24-year-old up in the coming weeks, Rangers can land a dream attacking partnership by pairing him with current Ibrox gem Ianis Hagi.

The pair have been teammates for Romania’s U21s and Romania’s senior team at international level. They have played together in five matches and, of course, spent many hours together on the training pitch, which means that they have a pre-existing relationship.

This suggests that they could form an instant connection for the Gers, once Hagi returns from injury, and create a dream pairing with Olaru in the number ten role and his fellow countryman out on the right.

Talent scout Jacek Kulig named the FCSB man as one of Romania’s “exciting” talents and his statistics make it easy to see why, as he caught the eye throughout the 2021/22 campaign.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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In the Romanian SuperLiga, he produced an impressive six goals and 12 assists in 36 outings last season. He has shown that he has the quality to make a big impact in the final third, scoring and creating goals from a midfield position.

Hagi, meanwhile, enjoyed a similar campaign in 2020/21 for Rangers as he chipped in with seven goals and 11 assists in the Premiership as the Light Blues won the title. This shows that both players are attacking midfielders and wide men who can consistently deliver end product at the top end of the pitch.

At the ages of 23 and 24, they can be the future of Rangers as they devastate opposition defences for many years to come as van Bronckhorst’s dream Romanian duo.

AND in other news, Rangers could land Gio van Bronckhorst a Calvin Bassey 2.0 in a swoop for young defender…

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