Rangers star Ianis Hagi is being monitored by a Serie A giant and Premier League clubs and is hoping to leave Ibrox, according to a La Lazio Siamo Noi report.
Hagi has been linked with a number of European clubs since joining the Gers on a permanent deal from Genk last summer.
During the winter window, Sampdoria, Sevilla and RB Leipzig were perhaps the three biggest sides credited with interest [Daily Record].
Now, though, La Lazio Siamo Noi reports that Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has a long-held admiration for the 22-year-old and that multiple Premier League clubs are also tracking him.
They claim that Hagi’s ‘stay in Scotland is not a foregone conclusion’ [translated] and that he ‘hopes to take off to land in the most important leagues’, with the famous Rome club therefore a suitable destination.
It’s suggested that Tare may move for Hagi if Lazio cannot turn Andreas Pereira’s loan from Manchester United into a permanent deal.
The report then asserts that Hagi is also being watched by multiple unnamed English top-flight clubs and is valued at €10m (approximately £8.63m).
That fee would be nearly three times the £3m the Gers paid for Hagi last summer [Scottish Sun] and it would be no surprise if he has alerted some big clubs, given that he’s scored seven goals and notched 12 assists in all competitions this season.
However, it’s hard to believe that he’s pushing for an exit from Ibrox.
The Romania international has just won the Premiership title and has consistently spoken highly of Rangers and the fan base since his initial loan move to Glasgow in January 2020.
He said he was happy at the club and with his progress as a player during a press conference on 2nd March and it would be a surprise if he looked to move on in the summer.
Sporting director Ross Wilson recently spoke of the importance of choosing the right time to move players on and as well as having more trophies to win, Hagi has some more developing to do before the Gers will be able to maximise profit from his sale.
The radio silence over his contract situation suggests one of Hagi’s teammates will leave Rangers at the end of the season, though.