IANIS HAGI is set to sign a permanent deal with Rangers, according to reports.

The 21-year-old is currently on-loan at Ibrox from Genk, but there is an option to buy deal in his contract and it is believed Steven Gerrard is keen to add the Romanian to his squad for next season.

And now reports in Hagi’s homeland are suggesting that a permanent deal is close to completion.

Romanian journalist Emanuel Rosu wrote on Twitter: "Ianis Hagi's move to Rangers on a permanent deal is in the final stages of settlement.

"Like I told you two weeks ago, the player's wish was to play for Rangers no matter what offer comes his way.

"He made it clear to his representatives and to both Rangers and Genk."

Hagi has been linked with numerous other European clubs and reports in Spain suggested Real Madrid were tracking his availability.

Hagi burst on to the scene at Ibrox when he netted in Rangers’ Europa League clash against Braga.

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