Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem insisted this week he was open to staying at Rangers on a permanent basis, STV reported.
Zelalem came on in the Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic at the weekend, and held his nerve to score a spot kick in the decisive penalty shootout.
The 19-year-old is contracted to Arsenal, for who he is yet to start a game despite featuring as a substitute, but with Rangers promoted to the Scottish Premiership, Arsenal have to choose what is better for his development, to play in Scotland's top tier, or take his chances on the fringes of their team.
Last night he was on the bench again as Rangers took on Hibernian, coming on in the second half. He replaced Spurs loanee Dominic Ball in the 61st minute with his side 3-1 down.
Rangers went on to lose the game 3-2, improving after Zelalem's introduction. With promotion already assured, manager Mark Warburton is likely to rotate the side a bit, and the Arsenal youngster's contribution in the last two games as a substitute could see him receive the nod as a starter.
Here is a look at how fans on Twitter reacted to his performance...
Tell you what Gedion Zelalem has played his best game by far— FOR REAL (@enoughnomore50) April 20, 2016
Zelalem hasn't wasted possession since he came on, probs should've started— The Great Waldo (@ThenNow4evaBlue) April 20, 2016
Wee Zelalem is class to watch— Ben Falconer (@benfalconerr) April 20, 2016
Zelalem has been very positive since he came on - again. Wouldn't be surprised if he starts at the weekend.— Kirst :) (@Kirsten93_) April 20, 2016
Cracking goal from McKay, wee Zelalem has had a great game since coming on— Aaron Hunter (@Aaron1314hunter) April 20, 2016
Zelalem is such a player man— Jordan Hendry (@JordanHendry9) April 20, 2016
Zelalem surely silencing a few tonight. Only thing you can say is he needs to bulk up— Kevin (@KevinRFC72) April 20, 2016
Thought zelalem did great when he came on, much stronger than when he came I hope to see more of him in a Rangers shirt— Established 1872 (@RFC_Est1872) April 20, 2016
Thought Zelalem did really well tonight.— Liam Watson (@liam_Watson72) April 20, 2016