The agent of Rangers loanee Ianis Hagi has claimed Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho have enquired over a move to sign the Romanian attacker – and Spurs fans have responded on Twitter to the news.
Hagi, 21, joined Rangers in the January transfer window on a loan-to-buy deal from Champions League side KRC Genk. The Daily Mail claim that the Gers have the option to make the loan permanent for a bargain £4.5million.
Ianis, who is the son of Real Madrid and Barcelona legend Gheorge Hagi, has started well at Rangers – having a hand in five goals during his 12 appearances. Indeed, the 10-time Romania international has scored three and created two.
Rangers fans are already hugely impressed with the attacker, and a deal is likely to become permanent. But his agent, Giovani Becali, has now been quoted by the Mail as saying that Tottenham and Manchester City have made enquiries.
“I have been asked personally by Jose Mourinho and Txiki Begiristain about Ianis Hagi”, Becali said. “They wanted to know about him and how he was getting on. There’s a lot of top people in European football who know all about Ianis.
“I happen to think Ianis is on a good plan at Rangers. I think Rangers will sign him because he is a player who has that little extra piece of creativity and skill. He will continue to get better if he signs for them I think.”
Tottenham have plenty of attackers in a similar mould to Hagi at the club, with the likes of Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura all offering similar traits. However, Hagi is available for a bargain price and is still only 21.
Jack Clarke has struggled since joining from Leeds and with the English teen likely to leave on loan again, perhaps the signing of Hagi could replace what Spurs may have hoped for from the ex-Whites star. Tottenham fans have discussed Hagi on Twitter.
Yes I’ll take that
— ꧁꧂ (@7Sonaldo) April 5, 2020
— simon (@simon15936633) April 5, 2020
hes great will be a first team player in 2 years
— just a random dude? (@just__a__dude__) April 5, 2020
Would be a decent little addition to the squad and good potential for the future
— Dan (@DanPenfold91) April 5, 2020
really good playmaker, has probably the best weak foot in europe
— dobreJAM (@DobreAhi) April 5, 2020
He isn’t a bad player tbf
— Lewis (@NdombeIeSZN) April 5, 2020