A very strange story has this morning emerged linking Rangers attacker Ianis Hagi with a bizarre and shock move to Aberdeen, of all places. The Dons have already debunked this claim and are ‘surprised’ by it, but where on earth did a link from Rangers’ Hagi to Pittodrie come from?
Well, this morning Aberdeen’s Ylber Ramadani liked a tweet linking him with a move to Italian Serie A side Lecce, hinting that move is very much on, and of course, as you’ll have seen last night on Ibrox Noise, Hagi is also linked with a switch to the Italian side as well.
Put 2+2 together and somehow lost in translation doesn’t cover it and the press have turned all of that information into Hagi being linked to Aberdeen.
It is a classic case of crazy dialogue, misleading information and Chinese whispers turning one story into something else completely – we’ve all seen the comedy skits where one person in a row of 20 is given information to tell the next person and by the time it gets to person 20 it’s changed entirely.
That seems to have happened here too – a bunch of media articles about different players but some of the same clubs and before we know it Ianis Hagi is off to play for Barry Robson.
In all honesty, it wouldn’t surprise us that much if he did go there – we don’t think he has a huge future at Rangers now and he isn’t the player he was, Aberdeen is probably his level these days. Which, surprisingly, isn’t that big a slur because Barry Robson was doing a brilliant job there.
But no, we doubt he’ll go there given Robson and his chums themselves seem oblivious to it all.
No, Ramadani will probably move to Lecce, Hagi might, but we strongly suspect the Romanian won’t shift to the north of Scotland.
But hey, it’s silly season, nothing would actually surprise us.