Exciting Rangers loanee Ianis Hagi has been a rare shining light to the second half of the Gers’s 2019-20 campaign, but his future at the club remains in doubt. Now, his agent has claimed a move to Tottenham or Manchester City could be on the cards.
Hagi, 21, joined Rangers on a loan-to-buy deal from Belgian side KRC Genk in the January transfer window and has impressed under Steven Gerrard since. Indeed, the 10-time Romania international has had a hand in five goals during 12 Rangers outings.
There have been reports linking Hagi, son of Romanian legend Gheorge, to the likes of Lazio – despite the youngster’s failed stint at Fiorentina. Now, though, he could be on his way to the Premier League.
Rangers have the option to make the loan permanent for just £4.5million (Mail), but they might not get the chance with Hagi’s agent Giovani Becali claiming that both Jose Mourinho and City director Txiki Begiristain have asked about the attacker.
“I have been asked personally by Jose Mourinho and Txiki Begiristain about Ianis Hagi”, Becali said, as quoted by The Mail. “They wanted to know about him and how he was getting on. He will continue to get better if he signs for Rangers I think.
“There’s a lot of top people in European football who know all about Ianis and what he can do. I happen to think Ianis is on a good plan at Rangers. I think Rangers will sign him because he is a player who has that little extra piece of creativity and skill.
TBR’s view – Is Hagi good enough for Tottenham or City?
At Fiorentina, Hagi flopped – failing to live up top his father’s name. But more mature, he returned to Romania with Viitorul and then impressed at Champions League side Genk – scoring three and creating four in 19 outings. 12 were from the bench.
His form for Rangers – especially in the Europa League – has been impressive. Certainly, at such a young age, Hagi has the prestige and potential worthy of a move to Tottenham or City. At a bargain price, too, it is simply a no-brainer.