Come the summer, Leeds United will need additions to improve the squad to avoid a third-successive Premier League relegation scrap – if the club do survive this term and Rangers attacker Ianis Hagi would be a bargain buy.
While there is clearly a need for more quality to steer the club away from the relegation zone next term – again, if we stay up – the club have invested heavily of late. Jesse Marsch was backed to the rafters by the Leeds board.
It has not yet yielded results. So, if Leeds are going to bring players in this summer, then the chances are that it is going to have to be done on the cheap. Bringing in players that can add quality and depth, without paying big fees.
That might mean slightly older players who are not going to be at the club for long, or players like Hagi – who play for a side that are in need of funds. £6million to Leeds is not an enormous outlay but to Rangers, that is a big fee.
Romanian outlet Pro Sport claim that after Hagi signed a new deal, the 24-year-old is valued by the Gers at £6m. Back from a long-term knee injury, he is looking to get going at Ibrox. But he is clearly, an impressive Rangers asset.
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The report states that Hagi had verbally agreed to join Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa, with Gio van Bronckhorst’s in charge. But injury at Aberdeen saw a move fall through and he has since been on the comeback trail in Glasgow.
In his 90 games for Rangers – he has had a hand in 36 goals. A rate of more than one every three games. A similar rate of goal involvement to that of Ryan Kent – 89 in 215 games – who has been strongly linked with Leeds for years.
If Rangers are willing to sell Hagi for £6m, then Leeds should be interested – regardless of what division we are in next season. Able to play on either flank or as a 10, he would add more quality but without breaking the bank.