Ianis Hagi has become one of the first Romanian players to join with Common Goal and pledge 1% of their salaries to help support community organisations in Scotland and Romania.
The Rangers youngster joins up with fellow Romanian Tudor Băluță in joining the movement and hopes their commitment will allow others to follow and pledge their support to the cause.
“I’m now part of something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid. I’m really happy I can help at a young age,” Hagi said to Common Goal.
“When I saw Tudor wanted to be part of this movement, I became interested and started asking questions about how it worked over the phone. I got in contact with Common Goal and that’s how I found out” explains Hagi.
Hagi has always wanted to help Romanian communities, especially people with underprivileged backgrounds. Since joining Rangers, the young Romanian wants to give back as much as possible to Glasgow and Scotland.
“Players have a voice in this world” Hagi states. This much is true, with the power and responsibility footballers have, much more could be done to help people less fortunate than them.
Common Goal is an excellent organisation in doing just this. With players donating 1% of their salaries towards the cause, so much can be achieved.
The list of players joining is ever-growing, with established names such as Paolo Dybala, Mats Hummels, and Juan Mata all pledging support to the movement.
“Hopefully as the first Romanians to do this it will have a big impact and we open doors for others to come on board with Common Goal.” Said Hagi.
Hagi is doing a wonderful thing, let’s hope that his positivity can spread to others.
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