Rangers loan star Ianis Hagi’s agent claims Spurs boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester City have ‘asked personally’ about hot-shot midfielder’s availability ahead of summer window
- Ianis Hagi has impressed at Rangers this season on-loan from Belgian side Genk
- The midfielder is the son of Barcelona and Real Madrid legend Gheorghe
- Rangers have an option to buy the 21-year-old for £4.5million this summer
- His agent now claims to have spoken to Manchester City and Jose Mourinho
Ianis Hagi’s agent has sensationally claimed that he has spoken to Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho about the Rangers loanee’s availability.
The son of former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Gheorghe has shone since joining the Ibrox side on loan in January, scoring twice and supplying an assist in three Europa League games.
Steven Gerrard have the option to take Hagi from Genk permanently for £4.5m this summer, but they could now be rivalled for his signature by some European heavyweights.
Ianis Hagi’s agent claims he has spoken to Manchester City and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho
The Romanian midfielder has impressed during his loan spell at the Ibrox from Genk
Mourinho will be desperate to bolster his midfield in the summer after a poor run of form
‘I have been asked personally by Jose Mourinho and Txiki Begiristain about Ianis Hagi’, the 21-year-old’s agent, Giovani Becali, said.
‘They wanted to know about him and how he was getting on. There’s a lot of top people in European football who know all about Ianis and what he can do.
‘I happen to think Ianis is on a good plan at Rangers. I think Rangers will sign him because he is a player who has that little extra piece of creativity and skill.
Hagi plays in the same role as his father, who played for Barcelona and Real Madrid
Hagi has scored twice in three Europa League games since joining Rangers in January
‘He has many other qualities and is actually more graceful than his father ever was. He runs like a gazelle compared to him! I think he is improving all the time at Rangers.
‘He will continue to get better if he signs for them I think.’
Hagi developed that ‘graceful’ style in his father’s own football academy as a youngster before signing for Romanian side FC Viitorul’s under-19s and rising to the first-team.
He worked his way to Belgium via a spell at Fiorentina, making just two Serie A appearances. Now, it looks unlikely that Genk will hold onto the rising star this summer,
His father was in the stands to watch his son score against Braga in the Europa League
His last name will add some prestige to any move he makes, after his father won four La Liga titles between his spells in Catalunya and Madrid, alongside making 20 appearances for Romania at major tournaments.
While Manchester City would be purely be adding another talented midfielder to their ranks, Mourinho will be desperate to add to his sparse options in the middle of the park.
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