Rangers came from behind to beat Hibernian 2-1 on Sunday to move back to the top of the Scottish Premiership, overtaking Hearts after they had leapfrogged them on Saturday.
Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe scored for Steven Gerrard’s side, but another player who stood out was attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi.
The son of the legendary Gheorghe Hagi started out wide on the right and received a SofaScore rating of 7.2 for his performance. He had 82 touches of the ball and ended the match with an eye-catching five key passes, although his teammates failed to finish off the chances he created as he did not register an assist.
Hagi impressing in a Rangers shirt has been far from a rarity since he joined the club on a permanent deal from KRC Genk last summer. He spent the second half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Ibrox before completing a £3.15m switch to Scotland in 2020, after three goals and two assists in 13 matches for the Gers.
The Romanian international kicked on after signing on a permanent basis, registering eight goals and 13 assists in all competitions in the 2020/21 season. He averaged an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.02 in the Premiership, scoring seven and assisting 11 in just 23 starts. In the Europa League, he averaged a solid score of 6.87, registering one goal and one assist in five starts.
Supports enjoy watching him play due to his silky nature on the ball with end product to match his build-up. His goal contributions prove that he has the quality to produce in the final third, which makes him an exciting player for fans.
At the time of writing (04/10/21), Hagi is valued at £5.85m by Transfermarkt. This is an 85.7% increase from the £3.15m Rangers paid for him one year ago, showing how Ross Wilson has been able to pull off a masterclass in recruitment.
Wilson has brought in a talented young player with potential who suits the way Rangers play and his value has skyrocketed in just 12 months. If this trend continues then he could keep improving and either earn the Gers a healthy profit or be a fantastic player for the club in the long-term.