Rangers fans were feeling bemused after Ianis Hagi was left on the bench for Rangers’ Europa League loss to Bayer Leverkusen.
The move did seem to be a strange one from head coach Steven Gerrard especially given the £4.5m-rated, as per Transfermarkt, ace’s contributions after arriving on loan in the January transfer window. Since moving to Ibrox, the youngster has scored three goals and assisted a further two despite having played just eight fixtures across all competitions.
The Turkish-born Romanian has already been a hero for the Glasgow outfit in the second-tier of European football after he scored a brace in the 3-2 win over Braga in the Round of 32. He’s been lauded by former Gers man Kris Boyd, who has claimed the attacker offers something different to the rest of his teammates (via Sky Sports). Supporters were bemused with the 21-year-old’s omission as they took to Twitter to react. Here are a selection of tweets:
Hagi on the bench hahahahahaha what am I seeing
— Steely (@OhItsSteely) March 12, 2020
🤔 Surely Hagi suited more to this game?
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) March 12, 2020
— Matthew Turvey 💧🔥 🏈⚽🏁⚾ (@MattATTurvey) March 12, 2020
why is Hagi on the bench? https://t.co/Hy1JIr9lJB
— jess (@jcr1872) March 12, 2020
No quite the 1st of April yet, Rangers🙃🙃 https://t.co/v9yVODKHha
— Kyle (@kylecurrie22) March 12, 2020
No Hagi 🤯 https://t.co/liOBU1V1Ln
— Macaulay McArthur⚽ (@macaulay99) March 12, 2020
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