Luca Gasparotto shares when he knew his Rangers career was over

England's Jordan Ibe (2nd L) in action against Canada's Manny Aparicio (2nd R), Luca Gasparotto (R) and Jeremy Gagnon Lapare (L)

Former Glasgow Rangers defender Luca Gasparotto has joined Falkirk in the summer transfer window.

England's Josh Murphy and Canada's Luca Gasparotto

Newly-signed Falkirk defender Luca Gasparotto has revealed to Capital City Press when Rangers told him that he did not have a long-term at Ibrox.

Gasparotto left Rangers at the end of the 2015-16 season when his contract with the Glasgow giants ran out.

The 21-year-old Canada Under-23 international centre-back, though, will continue to play in Scotland.

That’s because Gasparotto has joined Scottish Championship outfit Falkirk on a two-year contract on a free transfer.

The youngster, who moved to Rangers back in 2012, has revealed when he was told by the Gers that he did not have a long-term future at Ibrox.

England's Jordan Ibe (2nd L) in action against Canada's Manny Aparicio (2nd R), Luca Gasparotto (R) and Jeremy Gagnon Lapare (L)

“After pre-season last year I was told I would not be staying on the following year and that’s when I started looking for a club,” Gasparotto told Capital City Press.

“I was fortunate enough to find Morton on loan at a good level and my goal was to play as well as possible to put myself out there for other teams to see. Fortunately for me it worked and I was spotted by Falkirk.”

General view outside the stadium before the match

During his time at Rangers, Gasparotto was sent out on loan to Stirling Albion, Airdrieonians and Greenock Morton.

The youngster was clearly not rated highly by Rangers, but he can prove his doubters wrong by playing well at Falkirk.

Falkirk will be aiming to win promotion from the Scottish Championship next season, and the centre-back will be looking to play an important role in that.

Meanwhile, Rangers will feature in the Scottish Premiership during the 2016-17 campaign after winning the Scottish Championship title last season.

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