A big Rangers claim has emerged on Ibrox gem Ianis Hagi and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s plans for the player heading into the summer transfer window.
According to Romanian outlet Sport, Galatasaray have submitted a bid in the region of £6m (€7m) for the attacking midfielder.
The report claims that the offer, however, has been rejected by the Light Blues as they see him as a key member of the team heading into the 2022/23 campaign.
This claim will leave the Ibrox head coach delighted as keeping Hagi in Glasgow will be a huge boost to his squad for next season.
The midfielder has been out of action due to injury since January and looks set to make his comeback later this year, with his return potentially being like a new signing for the Gers. He is a proven talent who can come back in and make an instant impact on the team, which could fill the hole left by the end of Amad Diallo’s loan spell.
Hagi can slot back into the XI and take up the position on the right of the attack. He has showcased his qualities in the Scottish top-flight in the past as he played a major role in the club’s title success under Steven Gerrard in the 2020/21 campaign.
That season, the Romania international produced seven goals and 11 assists in 33 league outings. The gem created six ‘big chances’ and 33 opportunities in total, whilst averaging an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.02, which illustrates how much of an impact he can have upon his return to fitness.
Since arriving in Glasgow, Hagi has been directly involved in 36 goals in 85 games for the Light Blues. He can score and assist from midfield and this is why van Bronckhorst will be buzzing to have him back in his team when competitive football returns in July.
At the age of 23, the former Genk man also has scope to develop further. He can grow and improve as a player if the Dutch head coach can get a tune out of him on the training ground and this means that his value can increase in the coming years as he hones his skills.
This is another reason why it is a good decision from Ross Wilson to turn down a £6m bid from the Turkish giants, both in terms of what it means in the short and long-term.