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Ianis Hagi lauded as Rangers star singled out by Euro 2024 pundit for 'magic' ability

Ianis Hagi has impressed for Romania
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Ianis Hagi has become a bit of a forgotten man at Rangers.

But the playmaker has sent Philippe Clement a timely reminder of his qualities after another starring performance for Romania. The skillful midfielder is widely expected to leave Ibrox this summer after spending the year on loan with La Liga outfit Alaves. Hagi netted twice during his stint in Spain but struggled to nail down a regular starting berth, with most of his outings coming from the bench.

Hagi admitted recently that his future lies at the hands of his agents as he hinted at a permanent departure from the Light Blues. And the son of legendary Gheorghe Hagi has done himself no harm at the Euros after being singled out for special praise for his display against Slovakia.

After making two sub appearances, Hagi was given the nod for tonight's Group E finalse as Romania looked to seal progression to the knockouts. Hagi impressed as he won a penalty for his country before being subbed off on 66 minutes for Parma star Dennis Man.

And the 26-year-old caught the eye of Dion Dublin on commentary duties as the former Celtic striker expressed his surprise at Hagi being hooked. BBC pundit Dublin said: "I think he's skillful, determined and got a really good head on his shoulders. I believe he's done his bit tonight. I probably wouldn't have taken him off because he's got that little bit of magic that can turn the game. But he's played his part."