Early days, but Rangers look like they’ve found a top player in Ianis Hagi.
The Romanian playmaker joined the Gers on a half-season loan from Genk in January.
Last week, Hagi opened his account for Rangers by grabbing a late winner in the win over Hibernian, while he also missed a sitter in the Scottish Cup win at Hamilton this past weekend.
Despite the miss, the 21-year-old clearly has an eye for goal and the fact he got into that position in the first place is quite encouraging.
The Ibrox side haven’t had a goalscoring number 10 since Josh Windass left the club 18 months ago.
The 26-year-old scored 18 times across all competitions during the 2017-18 campaign, and it’ll be interesting to see if Hagi can fill the goalscoring void that Windass left behind – if Gerrard plays him centrally.
So far it remains to be seen whether Gerrard views him as a winger or as a playmaker, having experimented in both roles already.
But 14 goals in all competitions during his last season at Viitorul, earning him a £4 million switch to Belgium last summer [The Scottish Sun], indicates that he’s at his most deadly in an advanced midfield position.
Rangers fans didn’t universally love Windass, but even his harshest critics won’t deny that he was a wonderful goalscorer and the numbers speak for themselves in his last season.
And what a huge boost it could be for the light Blues – who are seven points behind Premiership leaders Celtic with a game in hand – if Hagi could replicate the English playmaker’s goals.
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