Sheffield Wednesday loanee David Bates praised by Hamburg and Rangers fans

David Bates of Hamburger SV runs with the ball during the Second Bundesliga match between Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli at Volksparkstadion on September 30, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

The Owls have signed the Scotland international and fans of his parent club as well as ex-employers Glasgow Rangers were happy with the move.

David Bates of Hamburger SV poses during the team presentation at  on July 20, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

Following Sheffield Wednesday announcing the loan signing of Hamburg defender David Bates, a number of fans both of the German club and of Ibrox side Rangers took to Twitter to give their thoughts on what the Owls can expect from the Scotland international.

The Hillsborough outfit confirmed the move on transfer deadline day (official Owls website), the 22-year-old returning to the United Kingdom after making the switch to Germany last summer from Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

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Bates began his career with Raith Rovers but got his first experience of first-team football on loan with East Stirling, where he made 17 appearances during his maiden campaign, and then had another loan stint, this time at Brechin.

Rangers went on to bring the 6ft 4in ace to Ibrox in 2016, initially in their youth setup, and he made 28 senior appearances for the Light Blues, scoring one goal, according to Transfermarkt.

April 23rd 2017, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football semi-final Celtic versus Rangers; David Bates and Celtic's Moussa Dembele on the ball

Bates then switched from Scotland to Germany in the summer of 2018 and, like his time at Rangers, made 28 appearances for Hamburg and scored once (Transfermarkt) for the second-tier side, and now he will look to help in Wednesday's quest for Premier League promotion.

Here is what some fans of his parent club and of his prior employers at Ibrox said on social media regarding their player's temporary switch to S6:

The official Bundesliga website has claimed that, although Bates has the nickname "Ginger Ramos", he has a style reminiscent of Bayern Munich ace and Germany international Niklas Sule.

Niklas Sule of Bayern Munich is pictured during the Bayern Muenchen Training session held at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. R.S.C. Anderlecht...

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