By Mike Slater

28th Apr, 2021 | 1:05pm

Christian Bivolaru refuses to rule out summer exit for Rangers ace Ianis Hagi

Christian Bivolaru, the CEO of Gheorghe Hagi’s Romanian club Viitorul Constanta has refused to rule out a summer exit for Rangers star Ianis Hagi.

The Bears playmaker has been strongly linked with moves to Sevilla and Lazio this season, with his father claiming he is happy at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard has openly revealed his admiration for Hagi since his permanent arrival, labelling him a “dream” to work with.

Speaking via the Glasgow Times, Bivolaru opened up on the reported interest from Sevilla and Lazio, admitting that both aren’t new links.

“I don’t think the interest of Sevilla for Ianis is new,” he said. “I think this interest was talked about before he was transferred to Rangers.

“But I do know Lazio are also on this track too. So we will see what will happen in the summer with Ianis.”

Alex McLeish has suggested this week that Hagi may be unhappy at Ibrox, with his playing time being scattered with plenty of substitute appearances.

Hagi has been in and out of the starting XI this season, with only three others making more appearances off the bench at Ibrox.

Despite making eight outings off the bench, no one has had more goal involvements than Hagi outside of James Tavernier – with his 15 the same as Ryan Kent.

It would be a poor move to let Hagi leave Ibrox this summer, with his progression getting better every single season he features.

Hagi’s father has admitted that his son is happy in Glasgow, and after winning the title, Champions League football is back next season; who wouldn’t want that?

In other Rangers news, ‘Genius’ outfield ace dropped in big change – View: Predicted Bears starting XI against Celtic on Sunday afternoon