Ex-Real Madrid and Celtic star lauds Rangers legend as "fantastic bloke"
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Ex-Real Madrid and Celtic star lauds Rangers legend as "fantastic bloke"

A former Celtic midfielder who also turned out for Real Madrid has been singing the praises of a Rangers legend and former teammate.

Danish star Thomas Gravesen says he only has “good things” to say about English legend Paul Gascoigne with whom he played at Everton between 2000 and 2002.

Taking to Twitter to praise the former Ibrox hero, Gravesen described Gascoigne as a “character” who was a “fantastic bloke”.

Ex-Parkhead star Gravesen also told a story about how Paul Gascoigne once kicked in the door at Everton training.

“Paul Gascoigne was one of my teammates at Everton,” said Gravesen [Twitter].

“What a player, what a character, I only have good things to talk about when it comes to Paul Gascoigne.

“He was a fantastic bloke and always helpful.

“One day me and Lee Carsley were sitting in the dressing room and we heard a noise outside, it was like someone slamming their feet outside.

“Suddenly the door gets kicked into the dressing room, and I looked at Lee, then I looked at Paul’s feet, and on his feet where size 50 Shaquille O’Neal basketball boots.

“I said, ‘what’s going on with the boots?’

Paul Gascoigne spent two years at Everton in the early 2000s. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/ALLSPORT

“’I got blisters son, and these ones they don’t squeeze my feet’ and that was Paul for you.”

Gascoigne was signed to Everton by his former manager at Rangers, Walter Smith, back in the summer of 2000.

He’d spend two years at Goodison alongside Thomas Gravesen, with the Dane leaving Liverpool in 2005 to join Spanish giants Real Madrid.

After a season in Spain Gravesen would join Celtic where he’d play for one season – scoring against Rangers alongside Kenny Miller in a 2-0 defeat our Old Firm rivals in 2006.

Gazza is still adored by the Ibrox faithful. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The midfielder would then leave Parkhead a season later in mysterious circumstances before re-joining Everton.

Rangers legend Paul Gascoigne remains a highly thought of figure at Ibrox with fans lauding him with praise for comments he made about “always” being a Ranger.