Deal all but done: Rangers close to nailing first summer signing on long-term contract
Rangers are confident of making Ianis Hagi their first summer signing – and handing him a long-term contract.
Romanian agent Giovani Becali has claimed the deal has been finalised at £4million and hailed the Ibrox giants as an “extraordinary” club.
There has been no confirmation yet from Rangers but the club are well placed to land the attacking midfielder, 21, full time after he joined on deadline day in January on a loan-to-buy deal.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club are very hopeful of finalising capture of Hagi on a long-term deal in the coming weeks.
The termination of the SPL season on Monday paved the way for Rangers to announce six stars will depart when their contracts end on 31 May.
In addition, Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo is also heading for the exit door, as first revealed by Football Insider.
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Ojo’s fellow loanee Hagi has done far more to convince Steven Gerrard and the recruitment team he can make a big impact going forwards.
Rangers announced in January an “exclusive” option to sign the rising star permanently from Genk when his loan expires in June.
Becali has claimed, as reported by the Record, that “Rangers have carried out their option to buy him and he now has peace of mind about his future for the next few years.”.
The son of Romania all-time great Gheorghe Hagi has already had some magic moments for the Gers and showed glimpses of his immense potential.
His performances against Braga and Hibernian especially stood out and Gerrard made him the first choice for the problem right-flank role before the lockdown.
The 10-times Romania international moved to Genk last summer from Viitorul in his homeland, managed by his father.
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