The Switzerland international returned from a loan spell in Germany during the January window and struggled to make an impact under Gio van Bronckhorst – with one goal in six league outings – in the final months of the campaign.
He has now been shipped back to his home country on a permanent deal and that leaves a space to be filled in the club’s attacking unit.
One player the club are reportedly interested in a deal for is FC Sochi centre-forward Mateo Cassierra as Ross Wilson attempts to bolster the squad.
By signing the striker this summer, Wilson can land the new Colombian hotshot at the top end of the pitch for the Light Blues.
Journalist Tomás da Cunha once dubbed him “complete” during his time in Portugal and his statistics in Russia back that up.
In the 2021/22 campaign, Cassierra averaged an exceptional SofaScore rating of 7.29 across 22 appearances, scoring 14 goals and providing four assists. The striker created 1.4 chances per game for his teammates – with a pass completion rate of 84% – and completed 61% of his attempted dribbles as he showed that he can impress in a variety of ways in the number nine role.
He is a goalscorer, a dribbler, and a creator and the overall standard of his performances are superb. This backs up da Cunha’s comment and proves that he is a ‘complete’ striker, much like Rangers’ Morelos.
The Glasgow giants forward averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.32 in the Premiership in 2021/22. He managed 11 goals and seven assists in his 26 appearances and completed 80% of his passes in the division, whilst also completing 1.1 dribbles per game at a success rate of 53% in the Europa League.
These statistics suggest that the compatriots are similar strikers in the sense that they can score and assist goals, whilst also being reliable in possession and maintaining a high standard with their performances on a consistent basis.
Therefore, Wilson can land the new Morelos for Rangers by striking a deal for Cassierra in the coming months. Although, it remains to be seen whether or not they would be willing to stump up the £8.5m required to sign him from the Russian outfit.