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Rangers close to signing Ianis Hagi on permanent £3m deal

Belgian side KRC Genk announced the completion of the deal and then removed the post.

Rangers close to signing Ianis Hagi on permanent £3m deal SNS

Rangers are close to completing a permanent deal for Ianis Hagi.

Belgian side KRC Genk announced the completion of the deal on the club’s website on Tuesday, but then removed the post – with sources telling STV Sport that it was uploaded prematurely.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder – who is the son of football legend Gheorghe – joined the Ibrox side in the January transfer window on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The Glasgow club, which is yet to confirm any deal, had been given an option to buy the Romanian international at the end of the loan.

Sources told STV Sport that the deal is worth £3m with payments spilt over three years.

In Genk’s statement, which was later deleted, a spokesperson said: “We wish Ianis the best of luck in his future career.”

Hagi scored three goals in 12 appearances for Rangers before the coronavirus pandemic brought the season to a halt.