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New Rangers signing hoping to be Steven Gerrard’s ‘spark’ in title chase

Ianis Hagi is hopeful he can provide the ‘spark’ for Rangers as the club continue their pursuit of the Scottish Premiership title.

The midfielder has joined Steven Gerrard’s side on a loan deal until the remainder of the season, the 21-year-old arriving from Genk after a disappointing spell in Belgian football.

Hagi, son of former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Gheorghe, has already won 10 caps for Romania and will bolster Rangers creative options ahead of the second half of the season, the club currently seven points adrift of leaders Celtic having played a game fewer.

Steven Gerrard bemoaned his side’s lack of ‘spark’ since the winter break following goalless draw with Aberdeen at weekend, though youngster Hagi is hopeful of providing the additional creativity to the Glasgow side.

“Could I provide the spark the boss is looking for? Yeah, hopefully, I can show my qualities and help the team as much as I can,” Hagi said, as per the Scottish Sun.

“I’m a guy that creates, so whenever I go on the field I know what my job is.

“Hopefully, I can do that in every game for Rangers going forward.”

Hagi could be in line for his first start since arriving in Scotland in midweek, Rangers hosting Hibernian at Ibrox on Wednesday night.