The season may still have some way to go, but a report from Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport has claimed that Rangers are not planning to keep Ianis Hagi beyond the end of his loan spell.
The Gers confirmed on their official website during the January transfer window that they had taken the Romania international on loan for the rest of the campaign.
Importantly, the announcement also confirmed that Rangers had agreed an option to make his deal permanent in the summer.
And Hagi has since made an impressive impact. He has scored three goals for the Gers, including the stunning brace in the incredible comeback against Braga.
It would be wrong to overlook the games in which the 21-year-old has struggled to make an impact. But given his age, it appears to have been an incredibly encouraging start to his loan spell.
Nevertheless, it appears that Rangers may be ready to let Hagi return to his parent club in the summer.
According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Rangers are not planning to trigger the £4.6 million option in his deal. That may open the door for reported admirers Lazio to make a move.
It should be noted that there have previously been conflicting reports concerning Hagi’s future.
The Evening Times reported earlier this month that Hagi does want to stay at Ibrox despite previous claims in Italy that he wanted to join Lazio.
So perhaps, it should not be a surprise if reports emerge in the near future suggesting that Rangers are yet to make a decision at the very least.
TBR View – Potential mistake from Rangers
Should Rangers let Hagi leave in the summer, it would arguably be a big mistake. He looks to have an incredibly bright future ahead of him.
His form has, at times, been mixed. But he is a fantastic prospect and should be worth a lot more than £4.6 million in the near future.