Ianis Hagi: Rangers complete loan deal for Romanian youngster
Last Updated: 31/01/20 3:40pm
Rangers have signed midfielder Ianis Hagi on loan from Genk until the end of the season, with an option to buy.
The 21-year-old is the son of the great Gheorghe Hagi - arguably the best Romanian player of all-time.
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The younger Hagi has already been capped 10 times by Romania and scored against England when on U21 duty at the European Championships last summer.
He joined Belgian champions Genk last summer and has made 19 appearances this season, five of them coming in the Champions League.
He has now joined Rangers - subject to international clearance - and told the club's TV channel: "It is a great honour to play at such a huge club with a lot of history.
"I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the club and I can't wait for the first training session.
"Being in such a huge club and having this mentality of winning every game made me take this decision and I am really happy."
Manager Steven Gerrard said: "We are delighted to be able to add Ianis to the squad of players for the second half of the season.
"We have been scouting him for some time and it was clear that he has the quality to help to make a difference to the team."
Rangers say they have an 'exclusive option to buy' and sporting director Ross Wlson said: "This deal has been structured in such a way that it works for us now and gives us options for the future."
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