Ianis Hagi, officially transferred to Fiorentina


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Ianis Hagi, son of former Romanian football star Gheorghe Hagi, has been transferred to Fiorentina, leaving the local team FC Viitorul Constanta, media reported on Sunday.

His father had also played in Italy, for Brescia, during 1992-1994, before signing for CF Barcelona.

Ianis Hagi was born on October 22, 1998 in Istanbul, Turkey, when his father Gheorghe was playing in the city for Galatasaray SK. He joined the Gheorghe Hagi football academy at the age of 10, and made his Liga I debut on December 5, 2014 with FC Viitorul Constanța at the age of only 16, when he came on as a last-minute substitute for Silviu Pană in a 1–2 home defeat against FC Botoșani, his maiden appearance being handed by his father.

On May 29, 2015, Ianis scored his first goal as a senior, contributing to a 4–4 draw against the same opponent whilst also acting as a starter for the first time. In June, Adrian Mutu, who at the time shared the all-time goal-scoring record for the Romanian national team with Hagi Sr., announced that the son would be joining Serie A club ACF Fiorentina for a EUR 1,000,000 fee, but nothing came of it, and Ianis eventually gained team captaincy, Wikipedia.org informs.

Hagi scored his second league goal against ACS Poli Timișoara, in a 4–0 home win on 21 August 2015, a few days after having missed a penalty against CS Concordia Chiajna.

Hagi represented Romania at under-15, under-16, under-17 and under-18 levels.

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