Nacho Novo has spent a lot of time in Scotland where he enjoyed some great moments with former club Rangers, Raith Rovers and Dundee, but now playing for the Primera Division, Nacho Novo is thrilled and anxious for this new beginning where he will most definitely be tested.
Although he might have been able to enjoy great success with the Rangers in the past 6 years playing with the club having won 3 league titles and 2 Scottish Cups, the style and skill involved in La Liga is much different that of playing in Scotland, so it will be interesting in seeing if Novo will be able to adapt and have a positive impact for Sporting Gijon.
Nacho Novo was quoted saying the following :
“I want to demonstrate many things to myself in this first opportunity I have of playing in the Primera Division in Spain. But the Sporting squad will help me a lot with that. Sporting have no reason to envy Rangers. This is a big club with a football culture, of attacking, similar to that of Rangers. The two sets of fans are similar as well. Sporting is a legend in the world of football.”
Whether Nacho Novo will be able to exceed exceptions or even play up to his exceptions, is hard to judge at this moment, but regardless of what may happen, Sporting Gijonwill take advantage of his popularity. In a way, Novo can turn out to be something like Barcelona’s Ibra, who although the club did not mesh well with the player, they still made tons of sales because of his popularity.
How do you think Novo will do for Sporting Gijon? Think he will be able to hack it in La Liga or is he setting himself up to be another upset signing in the league? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.