Rangers star Ianis Hagi is being linked with a move out of Ibrox this summer but one major stat from the season proves that current valuations aren’t anywhere near big enough.
The Romanian attacking midfielder was at one point recognised as one of the continent’s brightest talents earlier in his career and now at Rangers he is beginning to realise the hype.
Despite being in and out of the squad this season, Ianis Hagi is the top assister in the Scottish Premiership, adding his latest effort in the 4-1 win over Celtic.
Hagi, 22, slipped in Jermain Defoe who ruthlessly chopped Stephen Welsh back and forth before rolling it past Scott Bain.
That was Hagi’s 10th assist of the league campaign in 21 starts, putting him in front of relentless crosser James Tavernier (9) and the very skilful Ryan Kent (8).
Rangers reportedly paid £3m for Ianis Hagi [Glasgow Times] and the attacking midfielder has certainly matured and settled this season but you can’t help but feel there is more to go.
But as these stats show – and with the player still having room to develop – if the club can keep Hagi around to recognise his potential then that figure will prove nowhere near enough.
Meanwhile, Rangers fans have already adopted a song for a new signing as the club reportedly pip a top Euro side to seal the deal.