Gedion Zelalem Drawing Comparisons to Andrea Pirlo, Xavi

Gedion Zelalem Rangers

Better start growing your beard, kid.

Highly touted Arsenal and United States men’s national team prospect Gedion Zelalem recently joined Scottish side Rangers on loan from Arsenal.

The youngster has already compiled quite a highlight reel coming up through the youth ranks. Now he’ll see plenty of on-pitch time trying to help the Glasgow-based giants return to the Scottish top flight.

During his introductory press conference, a reporter asked Zelalem about the comparisons he’s drawn with the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

It’s obviously great being compared to Pirlo. Who doesn’t want to be compared to him?

But I still have a long way to go to be at the same level as them.

I definitely think I will reach that level. But it will be a lot of work in training and games and I have a long way to go.

Not a bad bit of company to be in for the starlet. He had two assists in his first match with the club, a 5-0 win over Airdrie.

Source: The Bleacher Report

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