Rangers attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi did not have the best of games for Romania against Northern Ireland on Friday night, but he did show off an audacious piece of skill.
The 21-year-old delivered a no-look backheel flick pass to his teammate 20 minutes into the 1-1 draw, and supporters on Twitter were loving the flair the playmaker was exhibiting:
Oh sweet Jesus boy. 10 mill added to the trans fee
— Mando (@MannDeLorean) September 4, 2020
Stick another 10% onto his transfer value
— SuperDooker (@SuperDooker) September 4, 2020
Baller @IanisHagi10 🔴⚪️🔵
— True Blues Loyal®️™️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TrueBluesLoyal) September 4, 2020
@granter290 wow man 😍
— Littsy92 (@jamie_litts) September 4, 2020
So disrespectful 😂
— 𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕤 #KBF #FTNN 🇬🇧🏴 (@Jens1872) September 4, 2020
— Clyde (@highlandclyde) September 5, 2020
— Christopher potter (@Pottsy_1984) September 5, 2020
@Tbradley5 nice touch
— Mr Moonshine (@mrmoonshine89) September 5, 2020
Hagi has undoubted natural ability and it will be up to manager Steven Gerrard to try and unlock it. The Romanian international put in an excellent performance in the 2-0 win against Hamilton last weekend, but he did initially struggle for form at the start of the campaign.
The midfielder’s inconsistency is understandable at his age, but after shelling out £3m on the player in the summer, the Light Blues will be hoping he can put in more top drawer displays over the course of the season. His ability to create chances and score goals could be vital in the quest for league title number 55.