Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has confirmed that Ianis Hagi‘s recent performances have already got the club thinking about taking up their option to buy the 21-year-old.
The Romanian international has only made six appearances for the Bears, but he has scored three goals and provided three assists so far, and McAllister is delighted with the attacking midfielder’s progress:
“If the lad keeps performing then we’ve got to be looking at the option to buy. The manager has the final say but he’s impressed all of us and we want to keep this young man going and keep his confidence high.”
Rangers currently have Hagi on loan until the end of the season from Belgian club Racing Genk but they are able to trigger his permanent purchase at any point before the end of the temporary deal.
It is believed that the Gers would have to pay €5m (£4.2m) to sign the Romanian, and on his current form, the fee would certainly be justified.
Rangers are likely to take their time before making a final decision on Hagi, but if he does continue in this rich vein of form, there will be no doubts where he will be playing his football next season.