By Joe Ellis

7th May, 2022 | 8:27pm

Rangers spend £80k on Ianis Hagi recovery, he's back in training

Giovanni van Bronckhorst could have Ianis Hagi back available for Rangers’ end of season run-in after a remarkable recovery from injury.

According to Romanian news outlet Playsport, the 23-year-old has astonished the Light Blues’ medical team with how quickly he has got over the injury he suffered during the 4-0 Scottish Cup victory against Stirling Albion.

It was thought that he could even miss the start of next season with his problems but the Romanian has proven his determination to return to training this week.

He was due to be out for at least six months with a cruciate ligament injury but thanks to the club paying for surgery and therapy, he could play before the end of the season.

Rangers spent £80,000 for the 23-year-old’s operation and a further £25,000 per month for his therapy just to get him back to fitness as soon as possible.

Unbelievable

We all believed that Hagi was out for the season and even part of next so to be back on the grass way before this season comes to a close is simply impossible to believe.

The club needs to take great credit for spending all of that money on him when they could have easily taken things slow and allowed him a much longer time off to recover.

But with the Europa League run going as well as it is, having reached the final, Hagi is obviously desperate to be a part of it and van Bronckhorst should be paying very close attention to his progress.

Not only that, but the entire squad should be massively uplifted by seeing the Romanian back on the training pitch and to have him back in a competitive game would give all of them and Ibrox a huge lift with some extremely important games to come.

In other Rangers news, this goalkeeping coach at Auchenhowie is set to play 4th tier football in Scotland after signing a new deal.