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Glasgow Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos might seem dominant in the Europa League, but it is Ianis Hagi who is actually the cream of Scottish football.
Since signing from Genk in the summer, no Scottish Premiership player has Recorded more assists than the 22-year-old, plus teammate James Tavernier.
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For context, that’s much higher than his season average of 1.3 shots per game in the last Europa League season, suggesting that he has come by leaps and bounds under Gerrard in such an incredibly short period of time.
The young Rangers now has two goals in the past four The Premiership games he has played after opening the scoring in a 4-1 win over Dundee United.
That first goal only serves to highlight how brilliant the Romanian international has been at Ibrox. Now he has directly participated in 22 goals (nine goals and 13 assists) in 48 appearances in all club competitions.
While Gerrard is to be commended for the great job he has done in leading the Rangers to their first title in a decade, he also deserves immense credit for transforming Hagi from a young prospect to a full-fledged first-team starter.
After all, it was initially considered a work in progress when he first arrived at Ibrox, but now he has more than justified his place in Gerrard’s starting eleven.
It is time for the son of the great Gheorghe Hagi to start receiving the respect he deserves, that’s for sure.
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