Rumours are increasing the past 24 hours over an alleged scheme at Ibrox involving Ianis Hagi.
Obviously as we know there is a lot of interest in the Romanian international, and Rangers have first refusal on his signature ‘this summer’ (whenever actually accounts for that).
The fee is around £4.5M but claims are that Rangers intend to sign the Genk man and immediately sell him on at a profit, with Lazio, Man City and Real Madrid all mentioned in relation to picking him.
The forward’s performances have not gone unnoticed, and while he’s said to be happy at Ibrox at the moment, if concrete interest from PL, Italian or Spanish sides materialises, there’s no denying his head would turn at such courting.
The story goes that he would sign for Rangers, then immediately leave for whoever is willing to pay the highest number.
Rangers, in short, would profit on the player, and not only have the profit but lack the problem of an unhappy player whose head has been turned and whose form has gone.
Only need to look at Barisic and Morelos’ dire displays this calendar year to see what speculation and unhappiness can do to a player.
While we cannot confirm this story to be true, it actually makes sense, and we’d be fine with it, especially in what promises to be financially difficult times in the months ahead.