Lalaziosiamonoi.it has revealed that Glasgow Rangers ace Ianis Hagi is on Lazio’s shortlist this summer along with Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Lazio remain in the hunt for Hagi
Hagi, who signed for 55-time Scottish champions last summer on a permanent deal, has managed seven goals and 12 assists in all competitions this campaign (Transfermarkt).
Lazio are said to be eager to take him to Italy. Ribery and Shaqiri are also on their shortlist – it remains unclear whether they want just one or multiple of their targets, but they are definitely eyeing a playmaker.
This is no doubt tempting for all parties. For Hagi, he would have the chance to compete in one of Europe’s top leagues and in European competition – Lazio were in the Champions League earlier this season. The chance to play with a legend such as Ribery, who has 151 career goals to his name, could also be too good to turn down if Lazio make multiple moves.
Will Hagi be at Rangers next season?
The Italian outfit have previously been linked with a €13m (£11.3m) offer for the Romania international (Sport.ro) – a fee like that would represent a huge profit on the £3m Rangers paid for him last year (The Scottish Sun). He is also not a totally crucial player for the Gers – while he has played throughout the season, he has never been a guaranteed starter.
Having said all that, Hagi is a talented player and one full season is not long enough for him to find his best level at Ibrox. The temptation will be there to let him go, but perhaps Steven Gerrard should stay patient with 22-year-old for a little while longer, perhaps with a view to cashing in for an even bigger profit next year.
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