There is plenty smoke surrounding Ianis Hagi after Michael Beale revealed last weekend that his future might not be at Rangers.

The 24-year old playmaker has found himself down the pecking order after returning from injury and is desperate to play football more regularly.

It would appear that he will have to go elsewhere if he wants guarantees but Ianis Hagi remains a Rangers player for now, despite news of a bid from Maccabi Haifa, as reported by Fanatik.

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Speculation in the last seven days has seen Trabzonspor mentioned and the Besiktas manager claim that he is a fan of the Istanbul born Romania international.

Hagi Snr was also asked about the prospects of signing his son only for club president, Gheorghe Popescu to rule out a family reunion on finances alone.

Ianis Hagi given exit route from Rangers

Ianis Hagi could still play a part for Rangers and Michael Beale has explained that a common football situation has been blown out of proportion:

“There has been a lot of hot air around Ianis in the last week or so.

“It was a logical conversation if you think about it.

“He has missed a year of football and we are very loaded in the positions that he plays. He wants to know if he is going to be a main starter.

“He has trained really well and when he has had an opportunity to play he has done well.

“The last few weeks in those positions, people have done well.

“It was a logical conversation that appears to have got out of the building in terms of playing time and guarantees. We will see.

“It has to be right for Ianis. I am certainly not dismissing Ianis being inside and being an important player either.”

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The fee that Macabi Haifa would be paying for Ianis Hagi is said to be around £3m but The Daily Record has mentioned that Rangers could receive a fee of £4.7m.

The article by Fanatik also claims that Maccabi Tel Aviv might be interested and that all Hagi is waiting for is whether or not Haifa qualify for the Champions League.

Michael Beale didn’t mention any offer for Ianis Hagi, but with just a few days left of the transfer window, the odds on him staying at Rangers when it closes are shortening by the day.

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