Can Rangers replace Alfredo Morelos if he moves on?
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Can Rangers replace Alfredo Morelos if he moves on?

Yesterday it looked the penny might’ve finally dropped for Rangers fans. After comments made to a local Colombian radio station, and quoted by the Daily Record, it seems certain that Alfredo Morelos is moving on.

It now seems like a question of when rather than if.

And whilst it certainly dents our chances of a title race this year, the Colombian certainly isn’t irreplaceable.

Morelos took his tally to 20 on Boxing Day against Hibs. He also has 10 assists. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With his preferred destination also the English Premier League, Rangers will almost definitely get a fair price for him too. Money which could help fund two or three top players.

The striker said: “It’s very likely there are several teams looking at me and that there will be offers, but there is nothing concrete yet.”

“I have to wait until the last game of the year is played and will try to end 2018 in a positive way. My dream is to play in the English Premier League.”

Steven Gerrard echoed those comments today, saying he’s correct to be expecting offers.

“I’m expecting bids,” Gerrard said. “He’s a top player. He’s scored 20 goals before the turn of the year. I expect him to go on and get 30 goals. I’d be surprised if there was no bids [in January].”

Staying at Ibrox until May suits both parties

Whilst his comments are admittedly a little ambiguous, the striker has clearly got one eye on the move. I’d like to see us keep him until the end of the season.

In my mind, it suits Rangers and Morelos to keep hold of him until the Summer. It means Alfredo Morelos can continue his rich vein of form, potentially help Rangers to silverware and leave on a high.

January just feels a little premature. But football moves so quickly it presents us with a dilemma should an appropriate offer from down south come in.

Morelos has prove to be temperamental at times too, earning 11 yellows and three reds this year. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Can we replace him? Of course, but I don’t think we’ll be able to get someone as effective in come January. He has 20 goals and our next highest Tavernier and Arfield have nine and six respectively. And Tav takes penalties. He’s huge for Rangers.

Losing him next month is a scary prospect, particularly if we get a result tomorrow. We need him for a title charge.

If he does move on, who could replace him? I’m sure Steven Gerrard and Mark Allen would have someone in mind. Perhaps this Premier League striker in the short term?

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