Spanish Journalist Shares New Ianis Hagi-Rangers Transfer Update

Inigo Minon, a journalist for El Correo, has cast doubt on the possibility of Rangers loanee Ianis Hagi returning to Alaves for another season following what can be described as a disappointing stint with the La Liga side. Minon expressed his skepticism during an interview with Chris Jack on the Rangers Review on Monday.

Minon stated, “The chances of the Romanian international returning to Spain next season are minimal after a slow start to life with Alaves this term. Any deal to extend his stay with Alaves beyond the season’s end would come as a surprise, as the 25-year-old’s displays this term haven’t ‘earned’ him a permanent move away from Ibrox.”

With Euro 2024 on the horizon, it is expected that Hagi will participate as a Rangers player. However, his post-tournament future remains uncertain, as doubts loom over where and for whom he will play.

Rangers fans were surprised when Michael Beale decided to send Hagi away in the final weeks of the summer transfer window, particularly after the Romanian impressed in his limited minutes. The prospect of Hagi making a premature return to Ibrox during the January transfer window was eagerly anticipated by many supporters who believed he could bring creativity and drive to the midfield.

As time has passed, the outlook on Hagi’s return to Rangers has become unclear. Despite initial hopes of a permanent move to La Liga, it seems off the cards, and the future at Ibrox remains uncertain, with the possibility of Philippe Clement not requiring his services for the upcoming season.

Clement’s current preferred attacking midfield options, Tom Lawrence and Todd Cantwell, have impressed under the Belgian’s management. When fit, they are expected to be the go-to choices, making it challenging for Hagi to secure a regular spot in the starting XI. As the season concludes, the Romanian’s next career move remains an intriguing and unresolved question for both fans and football pundits alike.