Rangers new boy Ianis Hagi could be worth €100m in the near future, according to Steaua Bucharest owner Gigi Becali.
The 21-year-old Romanian arrived at Ibrox on a loan deal from Genk in January, and has instantly gone about endearing himself to supporters after hitting a late winner against Hibernian in midweek.
And that has led to plenty of excited chatter amongst supporters.
But Becali has backed the youngster to get the fanbase talking even more.
Speaking to Digisport, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, he said: “I think he will be a great European footballer in the future.
“For me, he will be worth €100m in just two years.
“Why don’t you ask a specialist why Ianis costs €4m? Does anyone have the courage to evaluate it?”
Is Becali right about this one?
€100m is an awful lot of money, and two years really isn’t that long in the grand scheme of things.
Look, Hagi clearly has potential to burn.
Even this season, the he supposedly hasn’t be at his best, the playmaker has registered 6.51 successful dribbles and an expected goals rating of 0.3, or just under one every three matches, as per Wyscout.
Nobody is saying that he can’t go on to become a great player, and his outing against Hibs showed that he has the potential to be head and shoulders above his peers in Scotland, but this kind of comment will do little to help him.
Hagi needs patience and time, and hopefully given both of those he can kick on begin to start realising the full power of his abilities.
Whether he is ever worth a frankly humungous nine-figure transfer fee, on the other hand, we will have to wait and see.
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