Hagi stunner paves way for Alex Lowry at Rangers

Hagi stunner paves way for Alex Lowry at Rangers
Rangers' Romanian midfielder Ianis Hagi warms up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, 2nd leg football match between Rangers and Royal Antwerp at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on February 25, 2021. (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Yesterday’s shock news about Ianis Hagi has completely opened the door now for Alex Lowry to take over as Rangers’ number 10.

The Romanian’s prognosis took a massive step back after his initial Autumn return date was quashed by Giovanni van Bronckhorst who revealed that it’s become ‘complicated’ and he can’t even guarantee an early 2023 return.

It’s a gigantic blow for the former Genk star, who was hoping to return around September, and amid optimistic claims from his camp in recent months, the manager has confirmed those were premature and he is unlikely to be back much before next spring.

To quote Gio exactly:

“It is an injury that is a little bit more complicated. We don’t know yet. Again we have to see how he progresses but I don’t expect him to be back before the World Cup break. Hopefully it gives him five extra weeks. We have to assess then in the moment if he will come back after the World Cup or if he will need some more time.”

That final part is the most damaging of the lot. The Qatar world cup finishes on December 18, and that the club will have to assess literally at new year if Hagi needs yet more time beyond even that could see the playmaker miss well over a year in total.

It comes close to ending his Rangers career, because by the time he is potentially fully fit again, which is basically early next summer, he’ll be in the last year of his deal and Rangers will be looking to cash in rather than let him run it down.

Galatasaray are always credited with an interest in him.

But for Alex Lowry? The door is wide open son. Your two rivals (Hagi and Aribo) are no longer in the picture, and save for Rangers signing a new body, the path is clear.

Take your chance.

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  1. I really really hope Lowry steps up . It’s a big ask but it’s surely what he wants to become . I like the way he has developed and his demeanour and the way he conducts himself looks spot on. Onwards Alex for Rangers and your destiny young man. True Blue .

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