Romanian attacker Ianis Hagi could be set to secure Rangers a significant profit after reports from Turkey claimed a chunk of sides want to sign him amidst his unhappiness at being on the bench.
The playmaker, 22, exploded onto the scene in February this year during his initial loan, and secured the permanent deal in the summer for just £3M, but has dropped out of the picture entirely and is said to be unhappy at sitting on the bench week after week.
Unfortunately Gheorghe’s son just hasn’t delivered this campaign, struggling with the Scottish game and not making a notable impact in Europe either. It’s led to his exile to the bench and rare use in matches.
Ianis is an intelligent player with excellent vision and he’s a quick thinker, but unfortunately he has no pace whatsoever and he’s physically weak, meaning he struggles with the domestic game immensely and isn’t able to dictate match flow.
And his dumping to the bench is a result of that lack of impact, even if he does have quite a few assists this campaign – but of course those assists are not persuading Stevie to start him.
Sampdoria, Sevilla, New York FC, Toronto FC and Cagliari are among the sides credited with an interest in taking Hagi out of Glasgow, where so far it kind of hasn’t worked out for him, and of course the Serie A teams are especially familiar with him from his time at the Artemio Franchi.
Rangers have no need to sell, so any offer would have to be significantly in excess of the outlay.
A Romanian international with the potential Hagi has? The Ibrox board would want at very least double what we paid.