Forgotten Rangers loan star Ianis Hagi is set to come in from the cold at La Liga after not kicking a ball for two months at Alaves.

And he's been praised for his attitude in Spain by Alaves boss Luis Garcia, despite his loan move from Ibrox not working out.

Hagi, 25, is set to return to Rangers at the end of the season and he still has two more years left of his Ibrox deal after former boss Michael Beale extended his contract.

He hasn't featured since the start of March for Alaves and has been an unused sub for their last five games, having failed to score a single goal in La Liga in 18 appearances, although only six of those were as a starter.

However, Alaves boss Garcia has pledged to use the Romanian international for the four remaining games this season, including a match against Real Madrid.

He said: "My idea is that everyone in the squad participates until the end of the season. There are people who helped us a lot from the shadows.

"For example, Ianis Hagi. He has an incredible attitude, the kid hasn't played for a long time, but he trains with joy, with anticipation and professionalism.

"So I want to involve him again in the last games of the season."

Hagi hasn't played since he featured for Romania in a double-header of friendlies against Northern Ireland and against Colombia, where he scored.

Despite his lack of action, he is viewed as an important player for his country this summer where Romania plays against Ukraine, Belgium and Slovakia at the Euros.

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Meanwhile, Hibernian midfielder Joe Newell has lifted the lid on the time he nearly joined Rangers.

The 31-year-old has told Talking Transitions that he had an offer on the table from the Ibrox club during the budding days of his career.