Former Hearts boss raves about 'very special' Rangers talent
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Rangers have 'very special' talent according to former Hearts boss

Former Hearts and Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo has hailed Rangers loanee Ianis Hagi as someone who can “100 per cent” have an impact on the title race as he raved about the “very special” talent.

Laszlo came up against Hagi in the Romanian league last season while managing Sepsi OSK, with the midfielder starring for Viitorul Constanta before joining Genk in the summer.

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The former Hearts boss thinks Hagi might need some “patience” to adapt to the physicality of Scottish football but believes he is at a “good club” for the wonderkid.

“Ianis is two-footed, direct, has an eye for goal and has great football intelligence,” Laszlo said, as quoted by Deadline News.

“The Scottish league is a little bit tougher than the league in Romania or Belgium, in a physical sense, so maybe he will need some patience for that but, for footballing talent, he is very special.

“Rangers is a good club for him because I have watched a lot of them and they are trying to play attractive, passing football and that will suit him – you do not take Ianis Hagi to chase long balls!

“Steven Gerrard is a coach has a lot of tactical knowledge and will use him in the right way.

“He is capable of being the player who makes a difference in the fight for the title, 100 per cent.”

Hagi came off the bench in yesterday’s draw with Aberdeen to make his Rangers debut – and could make his first start for the Gers in Wednesday’s meeting with Hibs.

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Hopefully, Hagi can really hit the ground running and inject some life into a Rangers side that has put in some pretty tepid performances since returning from the winter break.

The Romanian certainly has the pedigree to make a massive impact on the title race and Gerrard will be keen that it happens quickly.

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