Not long after rumours surfaced regarding a loan move for Ianis Hagi to Alaves, it was confirmed by both clubs. This must be one of the quickest turnarounds from rumour to confirmed transfer this summer. Many fans had though Hagi would leave on a permanent deal but this loan has no buy option attached.
The Glen Kamara saga looks like it’s finally gathering some pace. Beale have a damming verdict of the situation in a press conference recently. When speaking of Kamara he said ‘I wasn’t in the mood to persuade anyone to play for Rangers‘. The player doesn’t want to be here and he isn’t in the clubs plans, the quicker this one gets done, the better.
The 24-year-olds loan move is a very interesting one. As previously mentioned, many fans expected his transfer to be a permanent one. The interesting thing with the loan move though, is that there’s no option to buy.
I would assume the club suspect the Romanian international can find his form again and drive his value up. Potentially the no buy option is to avoid paying the type of fee that Bayern had to pay us for Malik Tillman?
Michael Beale hasn’t had his say on the deal yet but Hagi himself had this to say;
Gers, where should I start?
I was just a kid signing for this amazing, unique football club and my dream was to represent the club in the best way possible on the European stage and deliver trophies, because ultimately that’s what I thought will make me fall in love with the club and make me happy. Well, I managed to do that, but that wasn’t it. It was you, the fans! The unconditional support, the pressure, the songs, the travelling and most importantly the way you defended our home, Ibrox. The one stadium in the world that can fly for a full 90 min. Ibrox baby, it’s just different!
This is definitely not a goodbye, we’ll meet again someday I’m sure, but until then, go smash it!
Once a Ranger, always a Ranger.
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That doesn’t sound to me like a message from a player who’s coming back next year. ‘We’ll meet again someday I’m sure’ is a strange way to word a message when going out on a season long loan.
Has he already been told he’ll be sold next summer? That seems the only logical explanation. Are you disappointed that he’s gone? Are you disappointed it’s only a loan deal, for now?
I’m pretty sure the majority of Rangers fans are in agreement that we just want this one to be over. It’s been rumoured for weeks that Glen Kamara was close to a move to Leeds. It kicked up again after they sold Tyler Adams then went quiet again.
Until yesterday.. when transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted about the deal;
The rumoured fee was supposedly around £5.5m, which would be an incredible deal for Rangers. I honestly think anything upwards of £4m is a great deal for a player who’s barely kicked a ball in two years.
He’s shown his capabilities a few times in Europe and on the international stage. When it’s come to domestic matters though, saying he’s been poor would be an understatement.
Are you happy this saga is coming to an end? What type of fee would you be happy with for Kamara?
The Ianis Hagi deal is a strange one, for me. It was expected he would leave permanently so the loan having no buy option seems unusual. Also when you add in his goodbye message for a supposed season long loan. I think he’s definitely been told he’ll be sold next summer after, hopefully, an impressive season in La Liga.
Glen Kamara gave us some incredible moments, like the goal against Leipzig. That being said, those moments and performances have been few and far between since he signed his new deal. The version of the player currently at the club needs to go. He doesn’t want to be here and isn’t in Michael Beale’s plans, it works for all parties.
How do you feel about these two outgoings? Are you hoping for more? Do you think there will be any incomings in the next few days?
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