As Rangers won their third pre-season game on the bounce, the exciting performance of a £10.5m combination once again stood out for the Ibrox side.

Ianis Hagi, 21, was signed on a permanent deal for a reported £3m structured fee which is beginning to look more and more like a bargain, netting twice in pre-season already.

Rangers saw flashes of what Hagi can do last season and they’ll be hoping he can carry through for an entire campaign. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, 23, is also beginning to show exactly why Rangers shelled out £7.5m for the forward in his early-season showings.

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The two players have dovetailed magnificently in recent matches and are also getting themselves in the right areas of the final third.

Both got themselves on the scoresheet in the 4-0 friendly win over Motherwell.

Alongside the likes of Joe Aribo, these are two players who simply must keep their good form up going into the new season if Rangers are to be successful.



One of the biggest differences between Rangers and Celtic in recent seasons is the goalscoring contributions our rivals get from across the pitch.

Rangers are overly-reliant on Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe and this must change if silverware is to be hoisted about James Tavernier’s head come May.

James Forrest contributed 16 goals and 22 assists in all competitions for Celtic in the last campaign; Ryan Kent managed eight goals and four assists.

Big game player Kent must start producing the goods on a more consistent basis if Rangers are to be successful. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Ryan Christie contributed 19 goals and 16 assists last season, it is vital Hagi does similar at Rangers if we’re to lift trophies.

This exciting £10.5m Rangers combination may have started this season in-form, but the club’s title hopes may well rely on them carrying that through until May.

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