There’s still no clarity as to where Ianis Hagi will play next season.
The Romania international joined Rangers on a temporary deal from Genk in January and Steven Gerrard’s side retain an option to make his stay at Ibrox permanent in the summer.
It’s not clear whether or not Rangers will take up that option, but his performances for them have caught attention from elsewhere, particulary from Lazio.
The Serie A side remain interested in acquiring the 21-year-old’s services.
Hagi’s compatriot and former Romania manager Victor Pițurcă had earlier advised the attacking midfielder to continue with Rangers.
Pițurcă is now joined by Iosif Rotariu to urge the Genk owned player to snub interest from elsewhere and extend his stay the Scottish Premiership side.
“Ianis is doing very well in Scotland and I see them a bright future there. He has an excellent relationship with Steven Gerrard. The Englishman is a driving coach. He knows how to get the best version out of Ianis,” Rotariu told Digi Sport.
“He will grow enormously; the Scottish championship suits him. You see, I have been watching this championship for a long time, my visit to Ibrox remained close to my heart…”
Rotariu played alongside Ianis’ father Gheorghe Hagi at Steaua București and explained Hagi Sr used to make his son train with adults at a young age.
“For Ianis, it mattered a lot that he crossed a lot of great Romanian footballers since he was a kid. With a wide range of technical footballers in front of him, he ended up interpreting the game,” he added.
“I’ve played against him since he was little, I’ve known him for a long time. And in training at Viitorul, and in school matches, where Gică invites me.”