Ianis Hagi latest as Rangers star linked with £17m Jose Mourinho AS Roma link-up
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Ianis Hagi latest as Rangers star linked with £17m Jose Mourinho AS Roma link-up

Rangers star Ianis Hagi has talked down Ibrox exit talk as the attacking midfielder responds to questions amid £17m links to Italian side AS Roma.

The latest project of legendary Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, reports coming out of Romania this week had claimed Rangers have agreed the fee with the Serie A side for the influential player [Sport].

But speaking to the press ahead of the club’s eventual 1-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park, the talented 22-year-old playmaker is clear his focus lies squarely with Rangers.

“Right now I am in a position where tomorrow there is a game,” said Hagi [Rangers].

“After five days there is another game. I am fully concentrated on Rangers.

“I don’t think right now is the moment to talk about transfers. The transfer window just ended so there is no point talking about transfers.

“I am just focusing on my game, on Rangers. There is an international break soon so that’s where my head is.”

This will be refreshing to Rangers fans with Hagi considered amongst the club’s top performers this season and an increasingly influential player at Ibrox.

The Gers have suffered from periods of injury and Covid-19 recovery with Hagi but now the player is back in the squad and eager to impress.

So eager in fact, that his legendary ex-footballing father Gheorghe revealed in the week that son Ianis chartered a private jet out of his own pocket to get back into Rangers training ASAP.

It proves how much he wants to be part of what’s happening at Rangers and it shows his commitment to a great club,” Gheorghe is quoted as saying. “I’m proud of him.”

Whilst most Rangers fans will concede that Hagi may be bound for bigger leagues or the likes of AS Roma in the future, the Gers are certainly enjoying the player’s development at Ibrox.

There is still some room to grow for Hagi in Glasgow but some fans want more protection for the player in Scotland after he was once again targeted this week.