Rangers’ £3M Ace Urged to Leave Ibrox in 2024

Romanian manager Mircea Lucescu has advised Ianis Hagi to extend his stay in Spain and secure a permanent move away from Rangers after his loan deal with Deportivo Alaves concludes. Lucescu believes that Hagi’s experience in the Scottish league makes him well-equipped to thrive in the technical style of football played in Spain.

As Hagi’s loan spell at Deportivo Alaves unfolds, the impact of the Romanian playmaker on the national team has not gone unnoticed. Romania recently secured their place among the 20 teams participating in the upcoming European Championships, and Hagi’s contributions played a pivotal role in this achievement. After enduring an injury-hit period at Rangers, Hagi’s standout performances earned him the title of Romania’s Player of the Month in October, and he clinched an even more significant prize in November with a well-struck goal against Israel, ensuring Romania’s presence in Germany in 2024.

With uncertainty surrounding Hagi’s future at the club level, Mircea Lucescu, one of Romania’s most iconic football figures, is advocating for Hagi Jr to turn his temporary departure from Ibrox into a permanent move. Lucescu emphasized Hagi’s resilience, toughness, and aggression, qualities that have been honed during his time in the demanding Scottish league. The Romanian football legend suggests that Hagi should continue his career in Spain, where the style of play is markedly different – more technical and distinct from the Scottish game.

Lucescu expressed his opinion on the matter, stating, “What can I say? He’s been through the Scottish league, and he knows very well what it means. He’s very tough. Aggressive. My opinion would be that he should stay in Spain and fight to play there because it’s a different kind of football. A technical one. Completely different from the Scottish game.”

As Hagi contemplates his next move, Lucescu’s words may carry weight in influencing the talented playmaker’s decision regarding his future in the footballing landscape.