By Adefunmiloye Alani

16th Aug, 2021 | 6:10pm

Rangers knock back transfer bid from Galatasaray for Ianis Hagi

Turkish giants Galatasaray have held talks with Rangers to sign Ianis Hagi this summer, according to Sporx.

The club offered £3.4million (€4million) for the services of the 22-year-old Romanian international, but the Ibrox giants promptly rejected it and told them in clear terms that they want £9.4million (€11million) for his signature.

Rangers made it known to Galatasaray in the meeting that they had rejected bids of around £6million (€7million) from both Sevilla and Lazio for Hagi, and it remains to be seen whether Fatih Terim’s side plan to return with an improved bid.

Derisory

Rangers paid £4million to sign the attacking midfielder permanently from Genk last summer [The Sun], and there is no way we are going to sell him for £3.4million.

Gala are always going to get linked with Hagi continuously after his father Gheorghe established himself as a legend at the club, but they are not really an attractive option right now.

They are not playing Champions League football this season, and should Hagi decide to leave Ibrox right now, we do not seeing him moving to a team aiming to play in the Europa League just as us.

Having been born in Turkey, the Light Blues ace qualifies as a home-grown player.

Super Lig clubs have been mandated to have eight home-grown players in their matchday squad henceforth [Yenisafak], and that has further fuelled Gala’s desire to land him.

While we could be forced to sell him, it is going to be for top dollar, and qualifying for the Europa League could help us hold on to him.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson instructs agent of Bears ace to find him new club.