Romanian football analyst Ilie Dumitrescu has revealed Ianis Hagi’s release clause at Glasgow Rangers is far bigger than what has been written in the press.
The Lowdown: Hagi attracting interest
Hagi has been heavily linked with a move away from the Gers in recent weeks, with Lazio and Sevilla in particular believed to be interested (via The Glasgow Times).
According to Play Tech (via The Daily Record), the 22-year-old has a £10m release clause in his contract.
The Latest: Release clause information contradicted
However, Dumitrescu has provided an update on these claims. Speaking to Fotbal Club, he said:
“He has a pretty big clause. There is a possibility that it can be paid, but it’s a pretty big clause, not what is circulated in the press, about 10 million.
It has a big clause! (€20m?) More! It’s bigger than what is written in the press. (€30m?) I don’t know, but it’s bigger than what is written in the press.”
The Verdict: Stronger position for the Gers
While Hagi has had difficult moments during this campaign, he has impressed for the most part. All in all, he has managed eight goals and 14 assists in all competitions (Transfermarkt), helping the Ibrox outfit win the Scottish Premiership at a canter.
Will Hagi be at Rangers next season?
With plenty of years ahead of him and good performances under his belt, £10m could well have been a snip for any interested party this summer.
If the real release clause is above €20m (£17.2m), as Dumitrescu says, it would surely put others off trying to sign the former Genk midfielder. This news, though, does come amidst rumours that Hagi could compete for Romania at the Olympics later this year, which would clash with Rangers’ participation in the Champions League qualifiers – the Gers have not yet decided whether to let him go (Emanuel Rosu). It remains to be seen what they settle on.
In other news, Rangers have been urged to sign this right-back this summer.
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