Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers have enjoyed a near-perfect start to the season as Steven Gerrard’s side embarked on a 17-game unbeaten run prior to their game against Kilmarnock (1st November), dating back to the 1-0 win away at Aberdeen FC.
A midweek win over Lech Poznan in the Europa League extended their winning record to eight wins from eight games so far, having conceded just twice since the 2-2 draw with Hibernian FC.
However, with the transfer market set to re-open in a few months’ time, speculation about Alfredo Morelos’ future at the Ibrox outfit continues to circulate.
According to The Scotsman, Gerrard has admitted that there is no guarantee the star striker will stay for the rest of the season.
Alright, we get it. Let’s face it, the Gers are hardly short of options at the top of the pitch, as they can call upon the services of Cedric Itten, Jermain Defoe, Kemar Roofe and Greg Stewart as well, but they may forever regret their failure to sign Sheffield United striker Rhian Brewster in the summer.
The former Liverpool academy graduate was reportedly on Rangers’ radar as Gerrard was keen to reunite with his former charge on loan, whom he had managed during his time in charge the Reds’ U18s.
Brewster, who once earned wages worth £10,000-per-week, bagged 11 goals in 22 games during his loan spell at Swansea City last season, whilst he averaged 2.5 shots per game, via WhoScored, but he found his chances limited at Anfield and ended up joining the Blades in the summer instead for a club-record fee worth £23.5m, which includes both a buy-back and 15% sell-on clause.
The youngster scored seven goals and supplied six assists under Gerrard’s guidance in the 2017/18 season. Who knows what the two would’ve been able to achieve together?
The 20-year-old, who made all the headlines after inspiring England to victory in the U17 World Cup in India, has had a hard time finding his feet at Bramall Lane. However, he clearly has bags of untapped potential, if his statistics are anything to go by.
With recent reports linking Morelos with a move away from Ibrox, they may live to regret not loaning Brewster in if they do not go on to win the Premiership title and Celtic manage to nick it for a 10th season in a row.
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