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Hagi's agent claimed Tottenham and Man City wanted him last summer, a bargain at £11m?

Last summer, Rangers playmaker Ianis Hagi attracted interest from both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City after shining for Steven Gerrard’s side in his initial loan spell – so surely he is a bargain after reports of an £11million asking price?

Hagi, 22, clocked up 13 appearances for Rangers during his loan spell at Ibrox in the second half of last season. Scoring three goals, he also created two goals and that apparently attracted both Spurs and City – at least, according to the Romanian’s agent.

As quoted by the Sun, Hagi’s agent Giovani Becali said in April 2020: “I have been asked personally by Jose Mourinho and [City director of football] Txiki Begiristain about Ianis Hagi.” Hagi, of course, has plenty of pedigree given he is the son of Gheorghe.

He signed permanently with Rangers, though, and has since progressed under Steven Gerrard following his permanent £4.5million move. He has had a hand in 20 goals this season, scoring seven and creating 13 in 43 Rangers outings.

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Spanish website Estadio Deportivo claim that Sevilla are interested in Hagi, with Rangers requesting a fee of £11million. For that figure, surely both Manchester City and Tottenham have got to be interested again this time around?

Spurs could do with an attacker. Gareth Bale is expected to return to Real Madrid, while Erik Lamela could also go with his contract set to end in 2022. Tottenham need a player who would be happy to come in and out of the side.

A player that can also play in the Europa League, which Hagi has shown he has the quality to do. City may find it too tempting not to pursue a player of Hagi’s quality for such a low figure – so both Spurs and City would be tempted by Hagi’s price tag.

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