Ianis Hagi has been quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account as saying that he has always wanted to play for a club that have the mentality to improve as Rangers do – and Gers supporters have heaped praise on the Romanian.
Hagi, 22, joined Rangers initially on loan in January before that move was made permanent in the summer. He has since clocked up 41 appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side – scoring seven goals and laying on 12 assists.
His form is only improving. In 28 games this term, he has had a hand in a goal every two games – scoring four and creating 10. He is proving to be value for money at £4million (Sun) and £19,000 a week (Sport.Ro).
Talking to the club’s official website, Hagi’s comments were posted on Twitter – describing Rangers as the perfect club for him in terms of drive and mentality and he believes he is growing under the guidance of Gerrard.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 20, 2021
The 14-time Romania international had to tend with a place on the bench for a spell of games this season, as Gerrard combined Alfredo Morelos with Kemar Roofe and Ryan Kent in the final third.
But now, he has started five of the club’s last six Scottish Premiership matches. Many Rangers fans responded to his comments on Twitter, praising the son of footballing legend Gheorge for his mentality.
He's got the perfect mentality for the club, exactly what you want to hear 👏
— 55_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) January 20, 2021
Came in and carried the team with a couple others through the hardest part of the season. Always steps up in big games.
What a find 💙
— – (@RFC1872II) January 20, 2021
I genuinely believe he has the highest ceiling in our team rn. Could go on and do some amazing things if he keeps developing
— LewisWeenie (@LewisWeenie) January 20, 2021
Serious man love for Ianis, he just gets what it means to be a Rangers player.
— Pete Stewart. (@LoyalKirkie) January 20, 2021
Awwwwww 😻just love Ianis I’ve got high hopes for his future the only way is up!!
— IBROXBABY (@IBROXBABY1) January 20, 2021
— David Melville (@melville36) January 20, 2021
Hagi has come on leaps and bounds since joining us 💙 really rate him as a player got ability with both feet and the right attitude to boot 🇷🇴 🤝 🇬🇧 https://t.co/UyIcdmnZKn
— EasyOkay (@easyokayrangers) January 20, 2021