Digi Sports out of Romania, is reporting that 20 year old Ianis Hagi was offered a four year deal by FC Dallas. The report goes on to say that the initial negotiations have collapsed, and no deal was struck.
The direct source is Ianis Hagi’s father, Gheorghe Hagi, who handled the negotiations, and only recently returned from the US. Gheorghe is a Romanian soccer legend, who was considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe during the 80’s and 90’s. Gheorghe is also the current manager for his son’s team in the Romanian top flight, FC Viitorul Constanta.
The report itself, is given by another Romanian soccer legend, Lita Dumitru.
Lita Dumitru revealed that the Americans offered both Hagi and his son. The King was going to be a coach, and for Ianis, the Americans had prepared a very good salary.
“It was a four-year contract. Ianis would have taken over 300,000 dollars in the first year, about 400,000, in the second 600,000 in the third year and about 900,000 dollars in the last year. They negotiated but did not understand the transfer amount for Ianis, “Lita Dumitru told Digi Sport.
Ianis Hagi is a central attacking midfielder, and a member of the Romanian National Team, with three caps, and has played 12 games for the Romanian U21 National Team.
Last season, he made 36 starts for FC Viitorul, across all competitions, including four Europa League qualifying matches. Hagi finished with 14 goals and six assists, across all competitions. Transfermarkt currently lists his value at 3.99 million dollars.
The talks are said to have collapsed, but let’s not forget that FC Dallas worked on the Bryan Acosta deal for over a year, including a collapse in negotiations the previous summer transfer window.
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