When Rangers signed Ianis Hagi on loan from Genk in January, there’s not a Bear anywhere who could feign their early excitement about the attacking midfielder.

Far from crowd the signing like a marquee player of old, there’s been a genuine acceptance amongst the support that this youngster is a major talent and will need some time.

But even the most critical of bluenoses must be impressed by Hagi’s incredible start to life at Ibrox.

An Ianis Hagi inspired Rangers managed to get past form Portuguese side Braga. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old playmaker has shown his class already at Ibrox – particularly in Europe – and the club’s supporters are already excited about the prospect of signing up Hagi in the summer.

The youngster is the reason why Rangers were in the hat for the last 16 Europa League draw and the bears large;y have him to thank for the trip to Germany.

Hagi’s inspired strike against Braga at Ibrox not only displayed his fantastic talent to the Rangers fans, but it inspired one of Ibrox’s greatest ever comebacks.

Ianis Hagi would then go on to get another as the one-time European Golden Boy nominee hit a deflected free-kick to win the game 3-2 on the night.

It was his defence-carving looped pass over the top of the Braga defence to Ryan Kent which helped us run out 1-0 winners in the away leg too.

Hagi’s performances over the two legs even caught the eye of governing body FIFA, who tweeted about the former Fiorentina midfielder in the week [FIFA].

If the Ibrox club are to progress against the German outfit then this young Romanian wonderkid will almost certainly be at the heart of it.

Hagi plays like someone several years his senior, and could go on to be a very valuable asset should Rangers sign him. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But Hagi’s legacy at Ibrox is looking increasingly likely to last just beyond this European campaign and this season.

Should we secure Hagi’s services full-time come the summer, he might just turn out to be one of the best pieces of transfer business in our history.

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