Rangers star Ianis Hagi won’t feature in Wednesday’s Europa League final – despite claims otherwise – not because he is still injured but because he isn’t registered as part of the Gers’ squad.
Speculation over Hagi’s availability grew after he was pictured as part of the club’s pre-Seville photoshoot before teasing something called ‘The Comeback‘ on social media yesterday.
However, even if the Romanian was fully fit, he still couldn’t play against Eintracht Frankfurt owing to his omission from the club’s Player List for the competition.
Hagi was one of several players removed in January, alongside the likes of Fil Helander and Juninho Bacuna as James Sands, Aaron Ramsey and Amad were added to the squad.
Once the final list was submitted at the beginning of February, that was the last chance anyone had to be added or removed this season.
While several reports claim Hagi could have a part to play on Wednesday night, sadly, it won’t be the case no matter how fit he is.
Hagi would have been a great addition to Rangers Europa League final squad in Seville
With Rangers missing the likes of Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos for the Europa League final, having Hagi fit would have been a big boost – had he been registered.
Having played his part in the group stage, Hagi has been an important player for Rangers pre-injury and, although he’s going to miss the final, it’ll be great to see him back playing.
Although the squad rules rule him out of the Europa League final, there’s nothing to stop him playing next weekend in the Scottish Cup final if he’s fit.