Bundesliga club VfL Bochum want to sign Rangers star Ianis Hagi ‘as soon as possible’, with the creative attacker top of their list of targets, according to Playtech.

Lazio have already been linked with a £9m swoop for Hagi this summer [Gazzetta dello Sport], while other big European clubs such as Sevilla and RB Leipzig have also been credited with interest [Daily Record].

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VfL Bochum reportedly want to sign Rangers star Ianis Hagi ASAP. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Galatasaray, for whom he wants to play one day, are also said to be monitoring his situation [Yenisafak].

It seems Bochum are very much in the hunt for his signature too, though, with initial links from early last month [Sport.ro] backed up by this fresh Playtech update.

The outlet asserts that after agreeing to sell top scorer Robert Zulj to Al-Nasr, the newly-promoted German top-flight club are in the market for a quality replacement.

It’s asserted that Hagi is at the ‘head of the list for a possible transfer’, which Bochum would like to complete ‘as soon as possible.’

The report does state that it ‘remains to be seen’ whether or not the 22-year-old will leave the Gers, but ‘it is very clear that everyone wants him after his evolution on the field has been a great success.’

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Hagi produced eight goals and 15 assists last season but still isn’t the finished article. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Hagi has spoken on a number of occasions about how content and settled he feels in Glasgow after a nomadic start to his career.

However, there is a potential conflict with the club on the horizon given his desire to compete for Romania at the Olympics later this summer, and the Gers have spoken about the importance of player trading to their model and vision for the future.

With so many clubs reportedly interested in Hagi, it’ll be interesting to see how long they resist if and when offers begin to flood in.

In other news, an SPFL club have hit out at a former Rangers star in a statement amid contract controversy.

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