Rangers fans have responded to widespread reports that their club have completed the signing of Ianis Hagi from Genk for £3m plus add-ons [Glasgow Times].

Romania international Hagi joined the Gers on loan in January in a deal which included an exclusive option to buy in the summer.

Hagi scored twice for Rangers in a Europa League comeback win over Braga. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the global health crisis ending the season early and bringing widespread financial uncertainty to Scottish football, there were some doubts about the move, with other clubs across Europe also said to be interested.

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However, a BBC Scotland report confirmed on Monday that Rangers and Genk were in negotiations over the player’s sale and now it appears the deal has been wrapped up.

In an update on their website which was subsequently deleted, Genk claimed that the Gers had taken up their option to buy, before wishing Hagi well with his new club.

Then came reports on the details. It had been thought that any move for the playmaker would set the Gers back around €5 million.

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Yet, it seems they managed to negotiate down to £3 million-plus add-ons, with payments staggered over a period of years.

The reports have gone down extremely well with Rangers fans.

Hagi was one of the few positives to come from a poor start to 2020 for Steven Gerrard’s side and it seems plenty of Bears believe he’s well worth the investment.

Many are now calling on the club to officially announce the signing as soon as possible, while some have taken the chance to call out controversial pundit Michael Stewart, who recently claimed the club wouldn’t be able to afford to bring the playmaker in on a permanent deal.

 

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

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