Going by the season so far, Alfredo Morelos deserves to receive the Player of the Year award,
The Rangers talisman isn’t just the best player at the club – he’s the best player in the country.
The Colombian firebrand has been so good at Ibrox this season he’ll have Govan dancing the Cumbia if he fires the side to silverware this year.
But there’s a personal accolade the controversial striker deserves as per my earlier point. Regardless of how the season finishes.
Rival fans hate him. Gers fans adore him. A game he’s in rarely passes without him being at the centre of it. But it’s not just his prolific goalscoring or show-stealing performances which make him the best this country has right now.
It’s the fact he’s actually a superb player to boot.
Morelos is physical and combative, yet skilful. He’s the kind of player who can wrestle a ball back with near perfect balance before megging the opposition and calmy rifling it into the back of the net.
What’s more, those gilt edged misses which plagued his early Rangers career are drying up. He’s lethal, and it’s hard to remember any player in a Rangers shirt who keeps improving so much game-by-game.
Of course, in his discipline Morelos lets the side down a little. It’s something he has to remedy going into the final furlong. We need him, and it’s time for him to step up and handle that.
But at 22, there’s still so far to go for the kid from Cereté. And if the footballing powers that be in this country have any spine at all, the next stop on his personal journey should be a Player of the Year accolade.
On current form, it’d be unjust if he didn’t pick it up.
And after telling a Colombian Radio Station (Caracol) he was very happy at Rangers, he might well in the running for next year’s too.