Rangers-owned Luca Gasparotto names four Premier League players he admires

Rangers-owned defender Luca Gasparotto is a fan of Southampton, Manchester City and Liverpool stars.

Rangers defender Luca Gasparotto has named four Premier League players who he admires to The Scottish Sun.

The 20-year-old centre-back, who joined Greenock Morton on loan from the Gers in the summer transfer window, is a fan of Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, Manchester City duo Wilfried Bony and Raheem Sterling, and Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe.

“The best I’ve played against was Raheem Sterling in the Under-17 World Cup,” Gasparotto told The Scottish Sun. “He was very good. Jordon Ibe was another tough opponent when we played against the England Under-20s. Both are top players.”

“I haven’t really come up against any real hardmen yet but watching the likes of Victor Wanyama and Wilfried Bony on TV, I wouldn’t fancy taking them on,” said the Canada Under-23 international when asked which players he would not mess with.

Gasparotto has been on the books of Rangers since 2013 and has featured in four league games for the Glasgow outfit so far.

The defender is still very young and raw, but at 20 he has a lot of time to improve. The loan spell at Scottish Championship outfit Morton is certainly going to help the 20-year-old, and he will return to Ibrox a better player.

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 41 points from 17 matches, level on points with Hibernian and ahead on goal difference.

Morton are currently fifth in the standings with 24 points from 18 league matches.

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