He’s continuing to speak about it, but is Alfredo Morelos good enough for the English Premier League?
The Colombian looks a much-improved striker this season from last. The Pedro Caixinha signing has already bagged six goals since the beginning of the campaign.
Granted, Morelos wasn’t up to much against Celtic last weekend, but neither were any of the Rangers players. Steven Gerrard’s side were flat at Celtic Park, but Morelos is still the top dog up front for the club.
Kyle Lafferty has come in, and it looks as though he’s at Ibrox to primarily help Morelos as opposed to battle him.
Yet, Morelos has once again gone on record about his dream move to the Premier League in England.
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I dream every day of playing in the Premier League. I want to improve in each training session so I can get there. Last year I had a good season and I have started this one well too. I am happy with our new manager and I am enjoying life at Rangers.
It’s difficult to know what to make of the latest comments from Morelos. The forward is clearly still enjoying life in Glasgow, but continuing to talk about the Premier League is a tad frustrating for Rangers supporters.
The Colombian only signed a new contract at Ibrox last Saturday until 2022. This means that if he is to make a move down south, clubs are going to have to pay top dollar for him.
Whilst a performance against Celtic would’ve been ideal to rocket that valuation, Morelos couldn’t perform. At this stage, it just feels as though the striker struggles to turn up in games against better opposition.
If he was to make the move, he would have to be more consistent against better opposition. Rangers fans are still craving that elusive goal against Celtic, and Morelos has now had six attempts to do so.
He wouldn’t be provided such patience down in England, and therefore has to brush up on his consistency.
Added to that, his temperament would see him easily taken advantage of down in England. With so many “smart” players who know when to go to ground in England, Morelos could struggle.
He’s an easy target to exploit at the moment, and has already been sent off twice this season. Top quality players will latch onto that, and this’ll be Morelos’ biggest obstacle.
He has all the tools to be a success anywhere he goes in the future. But for now, he needs to continue developing his craft at Ibrox.