Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport claim that Rangers have agreed a permanent £4.5million deal to sign Ianis Hagi from Belgian side KRC Genk – but the Romanian could still leave Ibrox this summer.
Hagi, 21, joined Rangers on loan in the summer from Champions League side Genk and made an immediate impact – scoring three goals and creating two more in 12 league and cup outings for Steven Gerrard’s side.
He impressed during a time when results went against The Gers, and Rangers have seemingly taken up the option to turn his loan move into a permanent one. However, Hagi’s future still remains up in the air.
That is because the report claims Serie A side Lazio remain interested in Hagi despite Rangers completing a deal for the attacker. They claim that Rangers could be open to selling Hagi despite signing him permanently, but for a larger £9million.
TBR’s view – What is Hagi worth?
If Rangers have really completed a permanent deal to sign Hagi, first of all, it is an absolute bargain to land the winger for less than £5million. He is still very young, but is already proving that he can be a matchwinner – more so than Ryan Kent.
However, if an offer of £9million comes in for Hagi from Lazio – should Rangers accept? Realistically, £9million is a huge chunk of money and could really help the Gers bring in two or three top players this summer.
But Hagi’s resale value is potentially enormous. One good season with Rangers, in which he scores and creates more than 10 goals apiece, would surely see his value rocket into the region of £15million and £20million. Hagi must be kept at Ibrox.