Rangers star Ianis Hagi was on inspired form for Romania as he provided a stunning assist to show exactly why some of Europe’s top clubs have been linked with a move.
The son of Romania’s greatest export Gheorghe, Ianis is finally beginning to recognise his potential on the international stage with the Carpathians.
Earning his 20th cap for the country despite only being 22, the Ibrox attacking midfielder showed his remarkable vision and creative ability to set up the second in a 2-0 Romania win over Liechtenstein.
Hagi sent a stunning cross over the top of the Liechtenstein defence to meet the late run of Christian Manea and secure some important World Cup Qualification points for Romania.
What an assist from Ianis hagi tonight, for Romania's second goal, he's without a doubt, 1 of the best young players in the world pic.twitter.com/8rRTAa2lNg
— baldy davis (@BaldyDavis) September 5, 2021
The result leaves the nation in 3rd in World Cup Qualification Group J with three wins and two defeats from their opening five games.
Next up for Hagi’s side is a trip to North Macedonia on Wednesday with the dream of World Cup Qualification very much alive.
Rangers fans are well used to Hagi’s creative abilities by now and the midfielder finished the Scottish Premiership’s top assister last season by creating eleven goals.
This season the player has started very strongly but it may have been very different should a summer of high-profile links have been recognised.
Bundesliga club Bochum are another side who’ve been mentioned alongside the player who is fast-emerging as one of the biggest assets in the Ibrox squad [Sport.ro].
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