Ianis Hagi came to Ibrox in the second half of the 2019-2020 season after Genk agreed to loan him out.
During this summer, Hagi has made Glasgow his permanent residence after The Gers completed their transfer for about 4.5 million euros.
The 21-year-old midfielder has quickly become a fan favorite and a defining player for the club. In his 10 Premiership appearances this season, he has scored one goal and provided five assists.
Ianis has football in his DNA; his father Gheorghe Hagi played with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Although it was at Galatasaray where Gheorghe achieved glory and became a legend for the club. During his time with the Estambul club, he conquered four Turkish leagues, two Turkish cups, a UEFA Cup, and a UEFA Super Cup.
During an interview with Der Standard, Hagi father was asked about his son’s decision to stay with The Gers despite rumors about the interest of teams from other countries such as Spain. “The decisive things for his transfer were both the reputation of the club and the fact that Steven Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister wanted Ianis.”
In the same interview, Gheorghe said that his son does not remember him when he was a player: “Unlike me he’s two-footed, taller and slimmer. His style of play is more like Zinedine Zidane than Gheorghe Hagi – but I can live with that too! ”
Whether Ianis becomes the next Zidane or the next Gheorghe Hagi, he is worth following up.