'Jon Toral says making Ibrox debut is up there with competing against Lionel Messi
'Former Rangers loan star Jon Toral has told how making his Ibrox debut is as special to him as going toe-to-toe with superstar Lionel Messi.
The Spaniard returned to Arsene Wenger 's Arsenal side at the end of last season after being with Pedro Caixinha's men since January.
And the 22-year-old is adamant he is a better player thanks to a spell in Scotland.
Toral, who was also loaned out to Spain's Granada, has been reflecting on his time spent at Gers and was full of praise.
"It?s amazing, the pitch, the crowd - it?s a special feeling," he said. "Making my debut in the first division in Spain, playing against the best player in the world, Messi, playing in the stadium where I grew up, in Barcelona, was one of the highlights, and then making my Ibrox debut.
"It was amazing to be part of this massive club, with such history - you can tell from just sitting in the trophy room.
"It was a good season, I?ve taken positives and am looking forward to what?s ahead for me."
The midfielder's Gunners future looks uncertain as they continue their summer business.'
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