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28/12/2018 - 16:59 BST

They Sent Me Messages – Rangers Summer Signing On Help Settling In Glasgow


Rangers star Eros Grezda has revealed the support he has received from the Albanian community in Glasgow, something which has made all the difference in a new city. 

The 23-year-old made the switch to the Scottish Premiership from Croatian top flight side Osijek in the summer after Rangers agreed on a four-year deal for the winger.

Grezda was transported to a new city in a new country and also had to wait for his chance to break into the team as he recovered from an injury.

Despite having had to relocate to a completely new country over the course of the summer, Grezda has revealed that the Albanian community in Glasgow helped him massively while settling down at Ibrox.

The winger confirmed that as soon as the move was on the cards, Albanians in Glasgow started to get in touch with him and roll out the red carpet.

“Yes, I knew that when I came in”, Grezda told Rangers TV when he was asked about the Albanian community in Glasgow.

“They sent me messages, the Albanian guys, and they said we have restaurants you can come and visit us.”

Grezda insists that the presence of the community from his homeland makes adapting to life in Scotland easier as he does not feel alone in the city.

“Of course [I loved it], that’s my language, my people.

"So when I met them, I felt really comfortable and now that I met some Albanians here it’s really, really nice"
, he continued

“Yes, of course [it helps you settle down] because when you speak your own language it’s easier for you and you don’t feel alone here.”

Grezda is the only Albanian to have represented Rangers during their 146-year-long history.