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Steven Gerrard says Rangers youngster Ianis Hagi has to be dragged off training pitches

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Steven Gerrard says Rangers youngster Ianis Hagi has to be dragged off training pitches

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has claimed there is much more to come from Ianis Hagi, explaining that he’s a hard worker that has to be dragged off the training pitch.

Hagi, 22, moved to Ibrox on a permanent basis after an initial loan at the Scottish club.

The £19,000-a-week (Sport.Ro) star is an exciting talent competing for a spot in the Gers XI this season and he’s got a lot of competition from teammates.

 

He’s a versatile attacker that can play in a central playmaker role or out wide, with the manager preferring to use him on the right wing lately.

The Romanian youngster has four goals and 11 assists in 29 games across all competitions this season.

“We are really happy with Hagi, he is a student of the game and someone you have to drag off the training pitch, he is always in the gym or in with the analysis. He is one we are pushing as we are excited there is still more to come,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

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TBR’s View:

Hagi wouldn’t rank at the top this season alongside the elite Rangers performers, but he would be just in the bracket below and he’s got so much potential to keep improving.

In terms of individual talent, the skilful attacker is almost unrivalled at Ibrox and on his day he’s the kind of flair player that is impossible for opponents to stop.

His performances can still be a little inconsistent, but over time that will improve and he’s a real bright spark that injects an X-factor to the Gers XI when he’s firing.

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