If you’re someone that cries easily, you should probably skip reading Ianis Hagi’s farewell speech to Rangers fans that he posted this weekend.

The 24-year old playmaker has moved to Deportivo Alaves on loan for the season but knows exactly what he is leaving behind.

Writing on his social media accounts, Ianis Hagi is clearly a man who has found a home for life in Rangers and has no intentions of being a stranger.

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Hagi has spoken about playing in La Liga in the past and this is the perfect way for him to showcase his talents against some of the best in Europe on a weekly basis.

It’s win/win for Ianis Hagi and for Rangers.

Under Michael Beale, he just wasn’t getting the game time that he needs to full prove that he is back to his best.

With a contract that expires in 2026, there is no rush for Rangers to sell Ianis Hagi either so a year of playing regularly will only increase his value and, in a perfect world, see him become an asset for the club again.

Ianis Hagi bids Rangers farewell, for now

A man who has provided big moments in the past will be a miss over the season and he will miss us too:

“Gers, where should I start?

“I was just a kid signing for this amazing, unique football club and my dream was to represent the club in the best way possible on the European stage and deliver trophies, because ultimately that’s what I thought will make me fall in love with the club and make me happy.

“Well, I managed to do that, but that wasn’t it. It was you, the fans!

“The unconditional support, the pressure, the songs, the traveling and most importantly the way you defended our home, Ibrox.

“The one stadium in the world that can fly for a full 90 min. Ibrox baby, it’s just different! 💙

“This is definitely not a goodbye, we’ll meet again someday I’m sure, but until then, go smash it!

“Once a Ranger, always a Ranger! 🫡💙

“Love Ianis.”

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Ianis Hagi is a global name in world football and it was a coup when Rangers signed the former Golden Boy nominee.

A multi-linguist, he will settle into Spanish football easily and, as an ambassador for Pepsi, Mastercard and Lay’s crisps, he will never be short of exposure either.

Ianis Hagi is a player who endeared himself to the Rangers support almost immediately with his antics against Braga and he is still capable off such big performances.

Hopefully, he will be back to provide such moments again in the future.

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