Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has claimed that the club are already looking into securing a permanent deal for Ianis Hagi.
The Romanian has impressed immensely since arriving on loan from Genk in January, and was on the scoresheet again in midweek with a vital brace to help the Gers wrap up a dramatic 3-2 win over SC Braga.
It is understood that the Light Blues have a clause in his deal that would give them the opportunity to sign the 21-year-old for around £4 million at the end of the season.
And it would appear that Steven Gerrard’s men are eager to exercise that option.
As quoted by the Daily Record, McAllister said: “If the lad keeps performing then it’s something we’ve got to be looking at it [to exercise the option to buy].
“I am party to that decision but the manager has the final say. But he’s impressed all of us and we want to keep this young man going and keep his confidence high.
“There’s no doubt that if you’re a player who aspires to play at a level and play in front of an arena like Ibrox, surely that’s where you would want to be. It’s up there amongst the very best.”
Should the Gers sign Hagi?
It’s still early days, of course, but based on what we’ve seen so far, then yes, absolutely.
The youngster already looks to be operating on a much higher level than the cast majority of player in the Scottish game, and you wouldn’t bet against him getting even better over the next few seasons either.
For £4 million, he could prove to be an absolute steal.
Hagi not only provides a massive goal threat, but offers fantastic creative too.
As per Wyscout, he averages 5.71 accurate passes into the final third and 4.02 accurate passes into the box per game, and you cannot underestimate the importance of that kind of talent.
Sign him up.
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