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:
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.