What now for Alfredo Morelos and Rangers?

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Alfredo Morelos of Rangers FC (L) vies with Sebastian Holmen of Tilburg during the Europa League qualifying round football match between Willem II Tilburg and Rangers FC at the Koning Willem II stadium on September 24, 2020 in Tilburg, Netherlands. (Photo by Jeroen Putmans / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by JEROEN PUTMANS/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Amidst the ‘euphoria’ (maybe not the right word) of last night’s fine win in the Netherlands, one issue, a slight puzzle, does still keep propping up.

Alfredo Morelos, as we know, is subject to intense transfer speculation and has been saying ad-nauseum for almost three years that he wants to leave. Basically.

Lille are said to be bidding or have bid around €20M for him, and he already agreed terms some months ago, but while Rangers fans have mostly fallen out of love with him, there’s a mercenary attitude also building up, understandably, towards him among the faithful.

And, curiously, it’s actually one we may share.

Rangers, up front, are not in the healthy place we want to be. We have four strikers, but none of them are dotting the i’s or crossing the t’s.

Kemar Roofe wasn’t even that fit and hadn’t quite gained match sharpness when he went down injured. He’s out for potentially three weeks, international break notwithstanding.

Cedric Itten “give him a chance”.

Jermain Defoe isn’t getting any younger and we can’t rely on him.

Which leaves Alfredo. He’s the best striker we have – only a blind fool would argue otherwise. He wants to leave, yadda yadda, but while he’s here he’s the best 9 we actually have at our disposal, and although his performance last night was hardly stunning, the one positive note we can give him is his off-ball movement did drag defenders around and made tonnes of space for Ryan Kent and others to use.

He also won quite a few fouls.

We know he doesn’t want to be here, and we’d maybe rather have the money, but equally the window only has 10 days left and that’s a short level of notice to buy a top class striker equal to Morelos.

There is a mercenary attitude building up now where, while we don’t ‘forgive’ the fact he wants to leave and looks like he’d rather be anywhere else, we could accept him in our colours as long as he’s doing his job professionally.

A lot of fans have suggested he’s essential to a title charge, and given the alternatives we have, we’re starting to wonder if that’s maybe not far off the truth.

Would you be happy with that? Or still want him sold?

What now for Morelos?
Keep him – need him for 55
Sell him regardless

3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes ive changed my tune,like you all at I.N i wanted him gone fedup to the backteeth with the sending offs that cost us matches “remember”and the diving all over the place in the box,
    But not now!,he must stay,he is is an important part of the team now more than ever,he draws defenders all over the place creating openings for us to exploit and he sores the odd goal 5 the same as Kent 5,if he goes so does 55
    WATP🇬🇧

  2. “Keep him ” “if he gets his head right ”
    His head isn’t right !!!
    He doesn’t want to be at Rangers any more !!
    Hes wanted a move for the last 2 seasons and got 2 pay rises instead maybe 3
    Think he was told last year , give us 1 more season sign this big contact and we will get a top fee for you .
    Unfortunately for him he’s forgot one vital thing if you don’t play well no one will buy you !!!
    So he’s kinda fked it up for himself !;!
    He’s not played well since December last year , he’s still out of shape , and he still doesn’t want Rangers
    Get Rid and move on , bad attitude , poor temperament , generally inconsistent performer ( no pelters please cause he is )
    Can play a great ball 1 minute then the next 3 touches bounce 20ft off his foot

    But believe it or not I still love the bloke
    Unfortunately I don’t see it coming back my way

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