Kris Boyd has offered Rangers some transfer advice on Sky Sports programme ‘Transfer Talk’.
The former Gers striker addressed the future of Alfredo Morelos. The Colombian forward scored 30 goals in all competitions last season, the first Ibrox man to do so since Boyd himself.
Yet, he believes it’s now time for Rangers to cash in.
“If I was Rangers I would sell him (Morelos) because I think that if you can get the money that teams might be willing to pay, you can go and maybe strengthen your squad or your first team with maybe three or four other players who can make a big difference,” he told Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk.
“I think when Alfredo Morelos plays, he plays up there on his own. A lot of things go through him being that lone striker – he plays a lot for himself.
“I thought Rangers last season towards the end, finished very strongly with Scott Arfield and Jermain Defoe up front. It looked a totally different team. They looked like a team that were playing together.”
Boyd does have a point here.
There’s no doubt Rangers played their best football of the season when Defoe led the line in April and May. Gerrard’s side had greater fluidity and results were strong over that period.
The Gers are also likely to receive a substantial fee should Morelos leave.
However, if they are to let him go, they must have a proven replacement lined up. Not only did he break the 30-goal barrier, but he was also the first Ger since 2011 to win the SPL top goalscorer award.
Rangers may have played better stuff without him, but he earned a big chunk of points for the team last season.
If he goes and is not adequately replaced, it will show.