Revealed: Major update on Rangers signing Hagi permanently - Ibrox Sources
Rangers have not yet been convinced they should trigger their option to sign Ianis Hagi permanently in the summer, Football Insider understands.
The attacking midfielder, 21, joined the Light Blues on deadline day in January on a loan-to-buy deal.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club are still weighing up whether to make a full-time swoop for Hagi amid doubts over his reliability and consistency.
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 Steven Gerrard has made him the first choice for the problem right-flank role.
Yet, during a period in which Rangers’ form nosedived, Hagi struggled to consistently deliver for his new side.
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Rangers are not yet totally convinced about activating what they have hailed as an “exclusive” option to sign him permanently from Genk when his loan expires in June.
The 10-times Romania international only moved to the Belgian club last summer from Viitorul in his homeland, managed by his father.
He made a strong start in Glasgow, scoring twice in the memorable 3-2 Europa League home win against Sporting Braga at a raucous Ibrox.
But the forward has been less effective in the Scottish Premiership and his tendency to lose possession and make over-ambitious decisions has drawn criticism from some quarters.