A key Rangers prediction has been made regarding Alfredo Morelos’ future at Ibrox…
Journalist Ben Wild has suggested that the Colombian may attempt to make a move south of the border in the January transfer window.
He told Football Insider, via This is Futbol: “Money talks at Rangers. And we know about their financial problems, we’ve covered Rangers pretty extensively here at Football Insider and they posted significant losses for the past 12 months – as a lot of clubs did, to be fair.
“So I think the money will be there. We know Morelos has been angling for a Premier League move for a while. He’d done an interview, hadn’t he, and said ‘I want to play in the Premier League’, so maybe he could try and force something through if the bid came in.”
Rangers fans will surely be fuming with this claim as it suggests that Morelos is prepared to fight for a transfer to be completed next month. Having their top scorer demand a move midway through the season would be a major blow for the Gers, which is why supporters will be frustrated with these comments.
There is no shying away from how important Morelos is to the team. The 25-year-old has chipped in with eight goals and four assists in the Premiership this term, along with two goals in four starts in the group stages of the Europa League.
He has scored 107 goals in 211 games overall in his Rangers career, including 62 goals in 127 Premiership matches for the club. This shows that he is a proven goalscorer at this level and selling him would be a huge blow to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad.
Former Finland international Aki Riihilahti previously lauded the attacker. He told The Athletic: “You could see he was a fighter. He was never shocked by anything, he just adapted. It was immediately obvious that he was way more talented and was a unique player in that even if he was having an off game, he was still dangerous. He was brutally ruthless.”
These comments highlight both Morelos’ ability and mentality as a player, with the bulldozer putting the work in on the pitch as a ‘fighter’. This is another reason why fans will surely be fuming to see him leave, as he is someone who can provide quality and work rate for the Gers.
It is now down to Ross Wilson to work his magic in the market by keeping him at Ibrox for the rest of the season at least in order to give Van Bronckhorst the best chance of achieving success.