Rangers loanee Ianis Hagi says he is keen to make his loan move to Ibrox a permanent one at the end of the season. The Gers have the option to buy the Romanian international in the summer from his parent club Genk, and asked about the potential about staying for the long term, the midfielder replied:
“Would I like to stay beyond summer? Definitely. I’m part of a really huge club so I’m looking forward to playing here as long as I can and trying to help Rangers.”
Manager Steven Gerrard has hailed Hagi as one of the most talented players in Europe at Under 21 level, but he does have it all to prove after an underwhelming six-month spell in Belgium.
He did shine for Romania at last summer’s European Under 21 Championships, scoring two goals and providing one assist in four appearances at the tournament, but his senior career has yet to take off.
Hagi failed to make the grade at Fiorentina following a move to the Serie A side in 2016. He made just two appearances before returning to Romania eighteen months later. After having failed to impress with Genk too, he will be determined to make an impression during his time in Scotland.