Luca Gasparotto confirms Rangers departure, sends heartfelt message to fans on Twitter

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Rangers defender Luca Gasparotto will leave the club this summer.

Rangers centre back Luca Gasparotto has taken to Twitter to reveal that he is leaving the club when his contract expires this summer.

The Gers have sealed promotion back to the top flight of Scottish football, and manager Mark Warburton will be looking to tweak his squad to cope with the step-up in quality.

Fans are already excited about who Warburton could sign this summer, but players will also be leaving Ibrox too - and one such player appears to be defender Luca Gasparotto.

 

The Canadian Under-23 international joined Rangers back in 2011, and made four appearances for Rangers as they dragged themselves back up the leagues.

Gasparotto spent most of his time out on loan though, playing for Stirling Albion, Airdrieonians and Greenock Morton as he attempted to impress the Gers away from Ibrox.

However, despite Warburton potentially needing some cover for first-choice centre back pairing Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson, Gasparotto seemingly won't be staying at Ibrox beyond the end of the season.

The defender took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to confirm that he's leaving Rangers this summer, and even sent a heartfelt message to supporters upon his announcement.

"I'm sad to say that I will not be staying on at Rangers next year," wrote Gasparotto. "I would just like to thank everyone at the club for the past five years, it's been incredible. I'm glad I got to be a part of the journey through the leagues and it's great to see the team back where they belong. I would like to wish the club and the fans all the best for the coming years," he added.

Gasparotto will now become a free agent, and it will be interesting to see whether Warburton makes a move for another centre back this summer having allowed the Canadian to leave Ibrox.

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