Rangers fans have reacted on social media after a La Gazzetta Dello Sport report claimed the club have completed the permanent signing of Ianis Hagi from Genk.
The 21-year-old playmaker has been on loan in Glasgow since January in a deal that is soon set to expire.
However, it’s suggested that the Gers have exercised their exclusive option to buy Hagi for a fee of around €5 million.
The Italian outlet claims that move has thwarted Lazio, who had hoped to bring the Romania international to Rome for a bargain fee. Although, it does go on to suggest that the Serie A club could still approach Rangers with an increased offer, so intent are they on securing his services.
For now, this is just a report and until the news is confirmed by the club, Gers fans shouldn’t go overboard with their celebrations.
Yet, the general consensus amongst the fanbase is that Hagi is an extremely talented player and that tying him to a permanent deal would be a real coup.
He’s still young and not yet the finished article but he possesses great vision, is remarkably two-footed and showed in both legs of the Europa League Round of 32 tie against Braga that he likes the big occasion.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Bears on Twitter:
i hope this is true!
— Andrew Bluebells (@andrewg69968905) May 20, 2020
— billy nixon (@billyni99933742) May 20, 2020
Great player, he has to show that in the easier games too though.
— TweetyPie (@woebetideme) May 20, 2020
1 of the 5 needed to challenge. It’s a start. 4 to go.
— Bruno (@AweAbootRangers) May 20, 2020
Quote your source! Am desperate for this to be true, but will wait for the club announcement.
— Jack Witts (@jackfrankwitts) May 20, 2020
If we get Hagi over the line it will be a cracking signing. I feel like we still need an enforcer to dominate midfield every game.
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC_Chat) May 20, 2020
Just seen the latest with Hagi 👀
If true that's a great signing and shows intent.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) May 20, 2020