Rangers have been tipped to complete the permanent signing of impressive attacker Ianis Hagi from Genk this summer as the Romanian continues to shine on loan – by former Gers defender Dorin Goian.
Hagi, 21, joined Rangers in the January transfer window on a loan-to-buy deal from Genk and the Daily Record claims the winger can be signed for £4.5million. It remains to be seen if the summer window will go ahead as scheduled.
Despite Rangers’ poor form since the winter break, Hagi – son of footballing legend Gheorge – has been a shining light as has fellow January recruit Florian Kamberi. Supporters are desperate for Hagi to be signed on a permanent basis.
Goian, who shares the same nationality with Romania international Hagi, reckons Rangers will sign the young attacker and stated that the seven-figure fee would be easily afforded by The Gers.
“I’m really happy for Ianis and I glad he’s easily adapted to playing for Rangers,” Goian told the Record. “Rangers needed a player like Ianis. Scottish football is based on strength and commitment, but you need someone who can make a difference.
“I know Rangers and their financial potential very well. I can tell you if they are satisfied with him – and I think they are – it certainly won’t be a problem for them to pay the money to Genk to sign Ianis.”
TBR’s view – An absolute no-brainer for Rangers to sign Hagi
Hagi would be a stunning signing for Rangers and it would make absolute sense for the Gers to make a deal permanent. Doubts about Hagi proving too lightweight have been thrown aside with his performances in a light blue shirt.
Given his age and his instant impact in both the league and in the Europa League, the previously agreed £4.5million is a bargain and one that Rangers simply have to take.