Glasgow Rangers midfielder Ianis Hagi has taken to Twitter with a message for the Ibrox club and for the Bears after his permanent move to Steven Gerrard’s side was confirmed on Wednesday.
Hagi joined Rangers on a six-month loan at the end of the January transfer window from the Belgian club and the 21-year-old took no time at all in becoming an Ibrox fan favourite.
The Romania international has weighed in with an impressive three goals, plus two assists, from 12 Rangers games, including his superb brace in the Europa League last-32 first leg win over Braga.
Rangers had an option to make Hagi’s signing permanent at the end of the season and, after weeks of speculation, have finally announced that the deal is done, with Gerrard and co planning for a 2020-21 title challenge.
The Light Blues say their new player has signed a “long-term” deal after the Ibrox club negotiated their option to buy him from Genk for an undisclosed fee, reported prior to the move as being £4.5million (Goal.com).
Hagi wrote a heartfelt, passionate statement on social media:
I’m extremely happy and proud to be part of the @RangersFC family and represent the colours of such a huge club permanently. I can’t wait to meet up with the boys, play at Ibrox again and keep enjoying moments with our amazing fans! 💙🤍
I also want to thank @KRCGenkofficial pic.twitter.com/plgdDs7L2p
— Ianis Hagi (@IanisHagi10) May 27, 2020
And plenty of Bears responded joyously:
Welcome home 🇬🇧
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) May 27, 2020
Hagi baby, he’s just different 😍
— Richy 🕺🏼 (@RichyCD7) May 27, 2020
It’s Ibrox Baby 🔴⚪🔵
— Qatar Loyal and Blue 🇬🇧🇶🇦🏴 (@QatarLoyalandBl) May 27, 2020
Welcome to Rangers. Leave everything on the pitch, that’s all we’ll ask.
— Crazy Horse 🇬🇧 (@glasgowsportsfa) May 27, 2020
— Cheryl (@gers_chezza) May 27, 2020
Welcome to the famous 💙
— Glasgow Is Blue (@GlasgowIsBlue72) May 27, 2020
Brilliant news!! Glad you have chosen to continue your career with us
— Andy The Photo Dr ♿️ 🏴 (@andythephotoDr) May 27, 2020
You are now a member of the largest most passionate football family in the world. All we ask of you is you serve our club with passion, honour the badge and give 100 % effort. For that you will be held warmly in the heart of every supporter. Do us and yourself proud son 🔴⚪️🔵
— Daddy Bear (@theliftman07) May 27, 2020