Rangers star pitted against Galatasaray player in UEFA poll
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Rangers star pitted against Galatasaray player in UEFA poll

Rangers star Ianis Hagi is currently losing a UEFA Twitter poll to Galatasaray’s Kerem Aktürkoğlu after the two players were pitted against one another.

The official Europa League Twitter account tweeted pictures of both players before captioning the post “pick your number 7”. The Turkish winger is currently winning, receiving almost 70% of the 45k votes so far, and there are still six days remaining.

Ianis Hagi of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League clash against Brondby. (Photo by Gaston Szerman/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

These polls are excellent for encouraging fans to get involved and it’s even better when it is a player from Rangers who features. It shows just how far we have come in such a short space of time.

Only last month, Hagi won a similar poll as the Europa League account asked fans to choose between the Romanian and three other players including Elif Elmas, Felipe Anderson, and Karl Toko Ekambi.

The 23-year-old won with a remarkable 49.9% of the 18k votes cast, suggesting just how highly regarded the player is and the lengths Rangers fans will go to support the players.

Hagi has been a cult figure at the club since joining in January 2020. He has enormous potential and if Giovanni van Bronckhorst can get him firing and becoming more consistent, his value will soar.

Steven Gerrard didn’t quite get the best out of the young Romanian consistently, albeit he had some memorable performances during the Englishman’s tenure. The two goals which sparked Rangers’ comeback win against Braga in February 2020 will forever be remembered amongst Bears.

Ianis Hagi has a big future at Rangers and will be looking to feature for the side in the upcoming UEFA Europa League tie against Lyon. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

It’s been a promising start under van Bronckhorst so far, lets just hope he develops that level of consistency that can turn him into a world-beater.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers manager has landed a new role at an overseas top-flight club.