Rangers winger Ianis Hagi has agreed a deal to join Italian Serie A club AS Roma when the transfer window reopens this summer. This is according to the report emanating from his native Romania. It was revealed that new Roma boss Jose Mourinho has been impressed with the player’s performances for Rangers and has decided to splash the cash on him.
In football, there are already a lot of arguments that exist not only the ones that have to do with which team is the best, biggest, or richest in the world, but also about players and managers. The most popular topic of argument in football is the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate – that is still topping the chart of football’s all-time arguments.
Former Romanian international footballer Gheorghe Hagi has declared that the country’s football system is not getting enough publicity and attention while calling on the Romanian Football Federation to see to it that there are more investments in football because it is the most passionate sport in the world and that the country needs to be more actively involved in it. Hagi revealed this in a recent podcast where he talked about a couple of topics, including his career as a footballer, and what other leagues around the world are doing that Romania should be emulating.
Gheorghe Hagi was considered one of the best footballers in the 1980s and 1990s in addition to being the greatest footballer to wear the Romanian national team jersey. The 56-year-old was a creative cum attacking midfielder renowned for his passing, technique, vision, shooting and dribbling.
Ex-Barcelona attacking midfielder Gheorghe Hagidoes not feature again on the managerial shortlist at dethroned Scottish Premiership champions Celtic. Celtic are looking for a new permanent manager after Neil Lennon walked out of the club earlier this year.
Gheorghe Hagi was linked with the Celtic job while Lennon was still the manager as per the report from playsport.ro in his native Romania earlier this year. It was revealed that Celtic want Gheorghe Hagi to replace former player Lennon should the club decide to replace him as the manager. In the end, Lennon resigned from his position as manager.
Gheorghe Hagi is a football icon in Romania and the former Barcelona player is widely regarded as the greatest footballer in his country till date. Gheorghe Hagi is one of few players to play for both Barcelona and Real Madrid during the course of their football career. His international debut came against hosts Norway in Oslo in 1983 at the age of just 18.
Romanian football legend Gheorghe Hagi was one of the stars of the 1994 FIFA World Cup tournament in the United States of America. Gheorghe Hagi was instrumental as Romania reached the quarterfinals at the tournament before they were eliminated by Sweden on penalties. Sweden would go on to secure third place at the end of the tournament. Gheorghe Hagi is an icon as far as Romanian football is concerned and he scored three goals at the FIFA World Cup tournament in 1994. Only nine players scored more than Gheorghe Hagi at the tournament. Romania have not been able to replicate the quarterfinal heights reached by Gheorghe Hagi and his teammates in the United States of America.
Gheorghe Hagi and Romania were drawn in Group A alongside hosts United States, fellow European Switzerland and South American nation Colombia. At the end of proceedings in Group A, Romania emerged as the best team in the group ahead of Switzerland, the United States and bottom team Colombia. Romania began their group campaign with the 3-1 win over Colombia and Hagi was one of the goalscorers. Hagi made it two goals in two games when he scored the only Romania goal in the 4-1 defeat to Switzerland. In the final group game, Romania beat hosts United States 1-0 and that result ensured that they finished as Group A winners. (more…)
According to several reports in Romania, Scottish giants Celtic Football Club are already making moves in the hunt for head coach Neil Lennon’s replacement and have identified Gheorghe Hagi as a potential target for their mission.
Gheorghe Hagi has insisted that the comparisons made by football pundits and fans around the world between him and his son are unfair and should not even be a topic that is up for debate. He admitted that he has grown fed up with the comparisons and that people should stop mentioning it any further.
Lionel Messi, who has spent the whole of his professional career at Barcelona winning titles and playing fantastic football, should be the greatest player in the history of the club. However, according to Ranker’s the legendary status of the Argentine is placed third on the list.
Diego Maradona remains one of the greatest players to have kicked a football. There is no doubt or argument, but he spent only two years at the Catalan side. He started with Argentino Jrs. but it was at Boca Juniors that he made a name for himself. He moved to Europe where he played for Barca in 1982/83 and 1983/1984 seasons. Then he moved to Napoli to play in the Serie A where he was cemented a legend of the game. He also played for Sevilla before returning to play for Newell and Boca Juniors before retirement.