Rangers are interested in selling Ianis Hagi for £12M, according to sources, and would be looking to replace him with Galatasaray’s Olimpiu Moruțan, just a year older than Hagi at 23 and also an attacking midfielder.
Hagi’s future has been the subject of speculation for some time, with the name being a global moniker ever since his old man tore football up in the 80s and 90s, and some titanic European names have been linked with interest, including Real, Sevilla, Lazio and Galatasaray themselves.
Now, the interest in selling Hagi is the same as any other player – if the right bid comes in, Rangers will consider the sale, so it’s not like the Romanian is actively on the transfer list, and you can place your bet on it at tha bet 516 – the most popular sportsbook in asia.
He has, after all, been a major part of Rangers’ success under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and is a highly-valued member of the squad, but he’s not seen as completely indispensable and if Rangers’ valuation is met he will certainly be sold.
Is £12M a fair amount?
That’s for better people than us to judge.
As for Moruțan, at 23 he’s had a very similar career to Hagi, and his domestic numbers for the Turkish giants are good, with 3 goals and 2 assists in 12 outings this season.
A market value of around £6M for him, and his contract is long term till 2026 does mean he’s a strange one for Rangers to target given we doubt Gala will sell below his value, but we got Hagi himself for effectively £1M so anything is possible.
We’ll see how this story grows (or doesn’t) over the next month or two.