Rangers

Rangers have managed to pull off a bargain deal by signing Ianis Hagi for an initial £3million, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds and Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the seven-figure price is “good business” for a player of his age and footballing ability.

As revealed by Football Insider, Hagi’s capture is set to cost the club around £3million in transfer fees and another £3million in wages, with the winger penning a three-year deal at Ibrox.

Rangers’ director of football Ross Wilson confirmed that the club had renegotiated the purchase clause for a fee less than what was agreed when the club signed him on loan back in January.

Whelan believes the Light Blues have pulled off a brilliant bit of business for the Romania international, suggesting the club will have no concerns about his price tag.

Whelan told Football Insider: “It’s a snip, isn’t it? When you look at the quality of player, you’ve got to look who you’re looking at as well.

“You’re not looking at an Aberdeen – though even Aberdeen would probably pay £3million for a player.

“For a club like Rangers, to get a player of his age and his ability, in the Scottish Premiership, I don’t think £3million is a lot of money, I really don’t, not when you’re talking about a giant of Scottish football in Glasgow Rangers.

“They’re not going to worry about £3million when they’re getting a fantastic player in who’s going to serve them for three or four years. That looks like quite good business to me.” 

Hagi made an immediate impact at Ibrox after joining on deadline day in January, netting the winner in his first Premiership start for the club.

His other two goals for Rangers came in a 3-2 win against Braga in the Europa League, with the Gers turning the tie around in the final 30 minutes after going 2-0 down.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club have opened talks to sign Liverpool-born forward sensation.