Rangers icon Nacho Novo has reportedly been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack following a Masters tournament in Germany – and fans have rallied around the Spaniard.
The Scottish Sun has claimed that Novo underwent an operation and is now recovering in intensive care.
The 38-year-old spent six seasons at Ibrox, making well over 200 appearances for the Gers, and was part of a Rangers Masters side taking part in a competition in Berlin before being hospitalised on Saturday night.
The popular former striker played and scored for Rangers in the competition before news broke of his medical issue and subsequent hospitalisation.
Fans were quick to wish the striker a speedy recovery.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Just heard the shocking news about Nacho Novo suffering a heart attack.. wishing him a speedy recovery. All the Rangers family are behind him!! No surrender Nacho pic.twitter.com/R2tnaiILeD
— Kevin Geddes (@Geddes1989) January 7, 2018
Thoughts with Nacho Novo and his family after the wee man suffered a suspected heart attack in Berlin after playing for the Rangers Legends. Get well soon wee guy 💙💙💙
— Jeff Holmes (@JeffH1960) January 7, 2018
— Ian Smith (@TheBigYin85) January 7, 2018
— marco negri (@Negri70Marco) January 7, 2018
— Doc (@CALDOC99) January 7, 2018
I think you could make an argument that no one in my lifetime has scored more important goals for Rangers than Nacho Novo. He's put a smile on my face so many times over the years and it's horrible to read what's happened.
All the best to him in his recovery! 💙
— Garry Carmody (@GarryCarmody) January 7, 2018
Novo joined the Gers in 2004 and lifted three Scottish titles, two Scottish League Cups and a Scottish Cup as well as playing in the 2006 UEFA Cup Final against Zenit St. Petersburg in Manchester.
The Spaniard scored the winning penalty against Fiorentina in the semi-final which prompted the now legndary “Manchester brace yourself, Rangers are coming” line in the match commentary.
Novo also played for Dundee, Raith Rovers, Huesca, Sporting Gijon, Legia Warsaw, Cliftoville, Morton, Carolina Railhawks and Carlisle United during his career.
The Ferrol-born 38-year-old is a regular sight at games and supporter’s functions and recently opened a bar close to the Gers’ Ibrox Stadium.
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