Plenty of Rangers fans have been responding to Davie Provan’s column for The Scottish Sun in which he gave his take on the club’s new loan signing Ianis Hagi, son of 54-year-old ex-Romania international Gheorghe, believing that Lawrence Shankland would have been a better value addition to Steven Gerrard’s squad.
Rangers-focused Twitter channel @ibroxrocks posted a screenshot from the newspaper’s @scotsunsport account with the headline ‘Davie Provan says Lawrence Shankland would have been better value for Rangers than Gheorghe Hagi’. In Provan’s defence, he correctly referred to the recent Ibrox signing as “Gheorghe Hagi’s boy“, while the tweet has since been deleted by @scotsunsport.
Well, aye but he is 54 now. pic.twitter.com/qJP3An3UlB
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) February 2, 2020
Ianis Hagi signed for the ‘Gers on loan from Genk on transfer deadline day, while Dundee United striker Shankland has been watched by the Ibrox club on numerous occasions (according to the Daily Record), having scored 22 goals in 19 league games for the Championship outfit this season. Hagi, meanwhile, came off the bench to make his Rangers debut in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Aberdeen.
The tweet from @ibroxrocks with the misappropriated headline drew a reaction from these fans of the Light Blues on Twitter:
Sorely this is a wind-up! 🙄
— Johnboy7️⃣2️⃣🇬🇧 (@theysmell55) February 2, 2020
Shows you how much Davie Provan knows about football.
— J (@Shunksy62) February 2, 2020
More top quality journalism from the red tops.
— The invisible man (@S_The_Invisible) February 2, 2020
Nah I’d still take this hagi guy any day of the week seems a player also he’s younger than kenny Miller who’s 155 by now pic.twitter.com/aQ1AkoWFfF
— 5ifty5ive (@TeddyBearRFC) February 2, 2020
Because Shankland also scored 2 penalties in his last game; one with his left, one with his right.
PES is fab says Shankland.
— BillyK (@BillyKsOpinion) February 2, 2020
— Conroy (@Conroy24948717) February 2, 2020
Have Rangers blown their chance to win the title?
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