Gheorghe Hagi is widely considered as the greatest Romanian footballer to grace the game. Blessed with a deadly range of shooting and mercurial playmaking skills Hagi lit up the European scene in the 80s and early 90s. He is also part of the select company of players that played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona which is no means feat.

His son Ianis is looking to follow the footsteps of his famous father and become the latest line of quality footballer form Romania. The 20-year-old has similar attributes to his father with a knack of scoring long-range goals. Ianis plays for Viitrolul Constanta a club owned and managed by his father Gheorghe and this has also added to the hype surrounding the player.

He has developed into the creative hub of the team and has contributed 7 goals in the league for the club this season. Ianis began his career at his father’s academy at the age of 10 and made his debut for Constanta at the age of 16 making him one of the youngest in the club history.

He made a move to Italian side Fiorentina two seasons later but made just two appearances during his time at the club. Constanta resigned the youngster in the summer and he has continued to develop under the watchful eye of his father.

His performances this season has caught the eye, he was nominated for the Golden Boy Award recently won by French star Kylian Mbappe.  It remains to be seen if the 20-year-old would be willing to move to one of the top leagues given his disastrous spell at Fiorentina.

However, if he continues to perform at his current level it would be no surprise to see the top teams moving to sign the youngster in the summer. Romania would also be hopeful that Ianis performs up to the level of his father as he can help reestablish the National team to the top echelons on the continent.