Rangers-owned Luca Gasparotto explains how he felt upon making Ibrox move aged 16

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Rangers youngster Luca Gasparotto believes joining Rangers was the right decision.

Rangers youngster Luca Gasparotto has told The Scottish Sun that it wasn't easy making the move to Ibrox at the age of just 16.

Gasparotto is currently out on loan with Rangers' Scottish Championship rivals Greenock Morton, with Gers boss Mark Warburton keen for him to get some first-team experience under his belt.

The Canadian youngster is tipped to have a bright future, but currently has little chance of beating Danny Wilson, Rob Kiernan or Dominic Ball for a first-team place at Ibrox.

Now, Gasparotto has looked back on when he left his native Canada in order to join Rangers back in 2011, when he was just 16 years of age.

That's a big move for any player, never mind one so young - and Gasparotto has told The Scottish Sun that it 'wasn't easy' to leave Canada for Glasgow.

He did though add that his move has worked out well so far, and believes the switch to Ibrox over four years ago was the right one.

"It was (tough) as I was having to travel across the world to begin life in a new country at 16," said Gasparotto. "It wasn’t easy at such a young age but I wanted to play football for a big club in Europe and it was just what I had to do. Thankfully, it has worked out well. It was the right decision," he added.

The challenge for 20-year-old Gasparotto is to become a Rangers regular in the coming year,s really proving that his move to Scotland was the right one - and under Warburton, he should be given every opportunity to show what he can do.

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