Rangers handed Ianis Hagi boost


Gio van Bronckhorst has been issued a huge Rangers injury relief over Ibrox attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi…

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Gheorghe Hagi has revealed that his son is expecting to be fit enough to play in the final of the Europa League if the Gers are able to make their way past Braga and also get through the semi-finals.

The Romania international has been out of action since January with a knee injury and is now hoping to make a return before the end of the campaign.

Speaking to Sport Arena, via the Daily Record, Gheorghe said: “If they got past Dortmund, they have the ability to play in the final. Ianis told me that he will play the Final. There are still two strong teams, Barcelona and Lyon, who are on the other side.

“Everybody is excited about him, how he performs and what a value he is. He’s had bad luck, the hazard of the job. He went to a clinic in Holland, very good professionals. The club provided him with that. We hope he recovers very quickly. He’s confident.”

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This news will surely leave the Ibrox faithful and indeed van Bronckhorst elated for multiple reasons.

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Firstly, this update comes as a major lift for the club this season, as it would be a huge boost to have him fit and available for a European final. Hagi is one of Rangers’ best players and Van Bronckhorst would surely love to have him in the squad for an occasion as big as that one would be.

They will also be buzzing as it suggests that the 23-year-old will be back in time for pre-season in the summer to hit the ground running in 2022/23. If he believes that he can play in the final in May, then he should be fine for friendlies in July, setting him up to return to his best form next term.

In the Premiership this season, the midfielder ranks sixth for average SofaScore ratings out of all the outfield players in the squad, with a score of 7.10. Prior to his injury blow, he started 15 matches in the league and chipped in with two goals whilst creating 1.5 chances per game.

Last term, the youngster was a constant threat in the final third. He ended the title-winning season with seven goals and 11 assists in the league for Steven Gerrard’s side in 23 starts. This shows that he has the quality to consistently deliver at the top end of the pitch with direct goal contributions, which is something the Gers have lacked this season.

Scott Arfield has often been deployed in Hagi’s role on the right and has produced four goals and zero assists in 24 league outings. This suggests that Rangers are missing the Romanian’s creativity from out wide, which is why fans will be delighted with his prospective return.

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