Rangers Did Not Insert a Recall Option in Ianis Hagi’s Alaves Loan

Rangers did not include a recall option in the loan agreement for Ianis Hagi with Alaves. The absence of such a clause means that the 25-year-old winger will not be returning to the Premiership this month, and any potential reunion would require negotiations between Rangers and Alaves.

Ianis Hagi has been plying his trade in Spain since the summer. The 25-year-old has made a notable impact, featuring in 17 outings during his time with the Spanish club. Despite his performance, certain sections of the Light Blues’ support had questioned the decision not to recall him amid injury problems faced by Rangers.

Speculations arose regarding the role of Rangers manager Philippe Clement in the decision-making process. Some suggested that the Belgian manager had chosen not to bring Hagi back to Glasgow despite the team’s injury woes. However, Football Scotland’s investigation reveals that the absence of a recall option in the initial loan agreement was the determining factor.

The absence of a recall clause means that Ianis Hagi’s return to the Premiership this month was never an option for Rangers. If Philippe Clement decides that he wants Hagi back, negotiations and an agreement would have to be initiated with Alaves, a process that falls outside the confines of the existing contract.

Ianis Hagi’s departure on loan was facilitated by Michael Beale. The decision was made after Beale had sanctioned moves for his summer transfer targets, whom he expected to utilize as first choices.