Gheorghe Hagi praises his son on every occasion. The coach of the Farul team gave an interview in Marca, after winning the title, and told the journalists that Ianis Hagi is ready to take the step in football in Spain. A few weeks ago there were rumors that the Glasgow Rangers player was negotiating with Celta Vigo, a team that narrowly avoided relegation from the Primera Division.
Gheorghe Hagi is convinced that Ianis can play in the first league in Spain
Gheorghe Hagi was the main character of an extensive material that appeared in Marca. Journalists asked him which team he would prefer to coach, if he had a choice between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, the teams he played for in Spain, but they also wanted to know if his son could reach the Primera Division. Ianis Hagi was in the attention of two teams from Spain. FC Sevilla and more recently Celta Vigo have sent emissaries to the Glasgow Rangers club after learning that the Romanian international is unhappy that he is not playing more. And Galatasaray took an interest in him even during the time he was injured.
“He’s had a difficult year, but I’ve seen him well in recent months. He started playing, catching matches and he feels good. I hope he can get back to his previous form, when he was very good.
Yes, I played there for many years and I would like to go to Spain one day. He is happy at Rangers, but Spanish football suits him,” said Gică Hagi, according to Marca.
Ianis Hagi was injured at the beginning of last year and was absent from the pitch for more than 13 months. The recovery was long and arduous, and when he returned to the team he was given few chances. The coach of Glasgow Rangers offered him more chances at the end of the season, and the player got a place on the preliminary list of the selector Edi Iordănescu, before the two official games in June.
Ianis Hagi, on Edi Iordănescu’s preliminary list for the matches of the Romanian national team with Kosovo and Switzerland
GOALKEEPER: Ionuț Radu (Auxerre | France, 4/0);
DEFENDERS: Andrei Ratiu (Huesca | Spain, 11/1), Vlad Chiricheș (Cremonese | Italy, 75/0), Adrian Rus (Pisa | Italy, 17/1), Ionuț Nedelcearu (Palermo | Italy, 24/2), Radu Drăgușin (Genoa | Italy, 5/0), Virgil Ghiță (Krakow | Poland, 1/0), Marius Briceag (Korona Kielce | Poland 0/0);
MIDFIELDERS: Alexandru Cicâldau (Ittihad Kalba | UAE, 29/4), Marius Marin (Pisa | Italy, 10/0), Nicolae Stanciu (Wuhan Three Towns | China, 58/12), Olimpiu Moruțan (Pisa | Italy, 7/ 1), Alexandru Dobre (Famalicão | Portugal, 1/0), Valentin Mihăilă (Parma | Italy, 10/1), Dennis Man (Parma | Italy, 18/6), Ianis Hagi (Glasgow Rangers | Scotland, 24/2 );
Romania’s group schedule:
March 25, 2023: Belarus – Switzerland 0-5, Andorra – ROMANIA 0-2, Israel – Kosovo 1-1
March 28, 2023: ROMANIA – Belarus 2-1, Kosovo – Andorra 1-1, Switzerland – Israel 3-0
June 16, 2023: Kosovo – ROMANIA, Belarus – Israel, Andorra – Switzerland (21:45)
June 19, 2023: Switzerland – ROMANIA, Belarus – Kosovo, Israel – Andorra (21:45)
September 9, 2023: Andorra – Belarus (19:00), ROMANIA – Israel, Kosovo – Switzerland (21:45)
September 12, 2023: ROMANIA – Kosovo, Israel – Belarus, Switzerland – Andorra (21:45)
October 12, 2023: Belarus – ROMANIA, Andorra – Kosovo, Israel – Switzerland (21:45)
October 15, 2023: Switzerland – Belarus (19:00), ROMANIA – Andorra, Kosovo – Israel (21:45)
November 18, 2023: Belarus – Andorra (19:00), Israel – ROMANIA, Switzerland – Kosovo (21:45)
November 21, 2023: ROMANIA – Switzerland, Andorra – Israel, Kosovo – Belarus (21:45)
The top two finishers in each of the ten preliminary groups qualify, with the bottom three positions to be decided in March 2024 after the Nations League play-offs!