Turkish giants ‘make enquiries’ to sign Rangers’ Ianis Hagi

Turkish giants ‘make enquiries’ to sign Rangers’ Ianis Hagi
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 19: Rangers player Ianis Hagi joins fans as they return to Glasgow Airport after watching their team in the Europa League final on May 19, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. The German team, Eintracht Frankfurt, beat Scotland's Rangers FC 5-4 on penalties in the UEFA Europa League Final 2021/22 after the teams drew 1-1 after extra time. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Trabzonspor have made ‘enquiries’ about signing Rangers star Ianis Hagi, with information reaching us that it’s a permanent deal.

The ex-Genk man’s Ibrox career is now over, after confirmation from Michael Beale that the Romanian is ‘looking at options’ which is generally Beale-speak for his being done at Rangers, albeit he said similar things about winger Scott Wright and after the former Aberdeen man’s sale to Pendikspor fell through, the attacker was still included in Rangers’ Champions League squad for both Servette and PSV.

The difference between that and this is Hagi has vocally criticised Beale’s decision and no player, no matter their station, can do that at Rangers and expect to have a role to play thereafter.

Beale said:

“No one has that guarantee here at Rangers. He is competing with Todd Cantwell for that role and maybe Sam Lammers and one or two others. Tom Lawrence is now returning. It is more what Ianis needs to get back from a year out with an ACL. Those conversations and options Ianis and his agent have been looking at over the past week or so. In the background, there has been a lot going on.”

This is very much confirmation the Romanian is done at Rangers, with his own comments definitely not helping his case – but from what 4lads said specifically about this, the exit of the attacker has been on the cards for weeks, and his recent comments were with said exit in mind.

It was likely a Turkish side would make a move for him – he has a ridiculous four years left on his deal, and a loan is not ideal for Rangers. It’s not really ideal for the player either, and while many would anticipate his destiny is to play for his family club Galatasaray, Turkey is a very close country to Ianis’ heart given he was born there, not far indeed from Ali Sami Yen Hell Aslantepe Stadium, the home of the Istanbul giants.

What’s pretty clear is Hagi’s played his last match for Rangers.

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