REAL MADRID are reportedly plotting a sensational swoop for Rangers loanee Ianis Hagi.

The on-loan Genk attacker has impressed for the Light Blues after joining the club in January and Steven Gerrard could make the deal permanent with an option to buy in his contract.

But he could face stiff competition from Zinedine Zidane with reports in Spain reporting that Real Madrid are interested in Hagi’s services.

Don Balon say the Spanish giants are keeping tabs on the attacker.

They claim that Rangers will buy the 21-year-old for around £4.5million, before Madrid will swoop in with a transfer fee of around £8.8million.

Los Blancos are reportedly keen to add their ulustrious list of young talent at the Bernabeu.

Hagi’s agent last week claimed that Tottenham and Manchester City were also interested.

We told last month how Hagi was keen to extend his stay at Ibrox despite interest from European heavyweights.

Gerrard has repeatedly spoken of his admiration for Hagi in recent weeks and the forward - the son of former Real Madrid and Barcelona hero Gheorghe - is keen to continue that relationship with his Gers gaffer beyond the end of his loan deal. 

It remains to be seen how the current coronavirus crisis will affect a possible transfer moving forward.