A key Rangers transfer claim has been made regarding the future of Alfredo Morelos…
What’s the talk?
Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that the club will attempt to avoid cashing in on the prolific centre-forward due to the importance he holds in the race to win the title this season.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they’ll be looking to keep Morelos to try and help them retain the Scottish Premier League title, which comes with Champions League football next season, which is going to be huge for whoever does win the Scottish Premiership.”
This comes after CBS reported earlier this month that Leicester, Everton and Newcastle are all interested in signing Morelos for a fee in the region of £20m.
Will Morelos leave in January?
Van Bronckhorst will love it
Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst will surely love this news, as he will want to retain the striker’s services heading into the second half of the campaign. Morelos is the Dutchman’s go-to option at the top end of the pitch and he has paid back the faith shown in him by producing excellent performances.
The 25-year-old is a proven goalscorer at this level and it is hard to put a price on that attribute, as there is no guarantee that anyone coming in to replace him will do the same. Even if Rangers replace him with another player who has scored goals on a regular basis in the Premiership, they have not done it in Van Bronckhorst’s system or with the pressure at Ibrox to win games and achieve success.
The Colombian has proven time and again that he can handle the goalscoring burden for the Glasgow giants. He has scored an incredible 107 goals in 211 matches for the club throughout his career, proving his talent over a prolonged period of time.
Since the former Feyenoord boss came in to replace Steven Gerrard, Morelos has scored six goals and provided two assists in eight appearances in all competitions. This shows that he is thriving under the 46-year-old, and that is why the head coach will be delighted if the Colombian stays at Ibrox, as he will be pivotal to their chances of winning silverware at the end of the campaign domestically and in Europe.
Therefore, Van Bronckhorst will love this claim from O’Rourke and can perhaps look forward to working with Morelos even further for the foreseeable future.