Rangers star Ianis Hagi says he’s ‘really happy’ at Ibrox amid reported transfer interest from Bundesliga heavyweights RB Leipzig [Sky Sports].
Hagi only officially became a Gers player in May 2020 following an initial stint on loan from Genk.
However, many consider him to have a bright future in the game and after a handful of strong performances in December, it was claimed that he was on Leipzig’s radar.
Romanian outlet DigiSport reported earlier this month that the 2019/20 Champions League semi-finalists want Hagi as a replacement for the injured Dominik Szoboszlai.
Yet, the Romania international says he’s content with how things are at Rangers.
“I think it’s a positive season so far for me, on the pitch and off the pitch also,” said Hagi prior to Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Motherwell [Sky Sports]. “I obviously came here with the mindset of winning trophies, so by winning the trophies and also doing individually really well then I’ll just see where I am.”
“Obviously, I’m happy where I am, it’s a really good environment to grow in as a young player. The mentality that is here is just what I wanted since I was a kid. I wanted to be at a club where they demand every single day to win, to get better and to win trophies.
“So, it suits my mentality, and as I said, I’m really happy.”
Hagi struggled for consistent playing time across October and November, but he’s been heavily involved recently, starting five of the last six Premiership matches.
His tallies of four goals and ten assists in all competitions represent a good return at this stage of the season and he’s currently the joint top assist provider in the league with eight.
At 22, he’s far from the finished article, but encouragingly for Rangers fans, it looks as though despite reported interest from elsewhere, he wants to continue his development at Ibrox.
Hagi’s Ibrox deal runs until 2024, but several Gers players are out of contract at the end of the current season and Steven Gerrard has made it clear that he thinks one, in particular, deserves an extension.