Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Ianis Hagi will want to stay at Rangers this month despite reported interest from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

That is according to former Celtic and St Mirren striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the prospect of the 22-year-old leaving Ibrox in January.

According to Mundo Deportivo, RB Leipzig are set to make a formal offer for the son of Romanian legend Gheorghe Hagi.

The Gers signed the attacking midfielder from Genk in a £3million deal in July, following an impressive loan spell at the beginning of 2020.

Hagi has been in and out of Steven Gerrard’s side this season due to the arrival of Kemar Roofe and his 27 appearances across all competitions have yielded four goals and 10 assists.

McAvennie is adamant that the Romania international will want to remain at Ibrox until the end of the season with the club 21 points clear in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.

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“I do not think he will want to go,” he told Football Insider. “He has only just arrived!

“I am sure he will want to stay until the end of the season and get this title over the line with Rangers.

“If these players win the league they will be legends so I do not know why anybody would want to leave.

“On the other hand everyone has their price. If RB Leipzig match Rangers’ valuation for Hagi, it does not matter what the player thinks, he will be off.”  

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