Turkish website Karar report that Rangers star Ianis Hagi could be about to leave Ibrox before the end of the January window, with one of his Father’s old sides ready to make a move for the Romania star – who is yet to return from injury.
The 24-year-old saw a year pass last week after his most-recent outing for Rangers. A game in which he scored before suffering an injury against Aberdeen in a 1-1 draw, on January 18, 2022. Hagi is expected back at the end of the month.
Karar reports that Galatasaray want Hagi. The Turkish side signed a number of high-profile players last summer. The likes of Mauro Icardi, Haris Seferovic, Juan Mata, Dries Mertens and Lucas Torreira. But some of those have struggled.
Mata and Seferovic, notably. Gala could look to offload both, saving themselves a huge amount in wages – and bring in a replacement in Hagi. His Father, Gheorghe, scored 73 goals in 192 games for Gala. Now, his son could follow him.
Indeed, Gala manager Okan Buruk played alongside Hagi senior for the Turkish side. The report says the SuperLig side will ‘force all the conditions’ to bring him to Turkey. £21k-a-week Hagi is said to be ‘warmly interested’ in a move.
It would be a shock move given how highly new manager Michael Beale has spoke of Hagi. Beale has just handed Hagi a new deal, too. So, it is a move that seems incredibly unlikely in the next six days, before the January transfer deadline.
Hagi scored in an in-house training match this week. The Gers play St. Johnstone in the Premiership this weekend at Ibrox and it could be that Hagi is on the bench for that clash. But a move away from Rangers seems very unlikely.