Rangers eye Karlan Ahearne-Grant as “Morelos replacement” – reports
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Rangers eye Karlan Ahearne-Grant as “Morelos replacement” – reports

Rangers have been linked with Charlton striker Karlan Ahearne-Grant.
The Scottish Sun report that Rangers want the striker to sign a pre-contract, with his current deal expiring in the Summer.
Karlan Ahearne-Grant has scored 13 goals already this year. A decent return for a 21 year old in English League One. His goals also have Charlton chasing promotion.

Ahearne-Grant’s 13 goals and five assists in 27 games has helped Charlton to fourth in League One. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images,)

The same report claims striker has already had a £500k bid from Brentford turned down. Should they rekindle their interest on by way of pre-contract, come the end of the season they will need to pay a development fee for the forward.

Rangers would also have to pay a development fee for the striker, but this will be considerably lower than any English side.

A suitable replacement for Alfredo Morelos?

In the same report, The Sun also claim Rangers see the striker as a long-term replacement for Alfredo Morelos.
Morelos’ future has been the subject of much talk all season, but Rangers remain confident they will keep the striker beyond the window. This was reiterated by Mark Allen in an interview with Talksport recently.
Morelos is likely to leave Rangers for a multi-million pound fee at some point in his Ibrox career. The club have never denied it and the fans understand it.

Rangers fans understand the talented Morelos won’t be around forever. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That may well be at the end of the season. Although it could still be this month, Rangers are clearly eager to retain his services. And at only 22, why would Morelos want to leave right now?

The club also have Kyle Lafferty as an option up front and Jermain Defoe has joined on a potential 18 month loan deal. Much to the delight of fans.
But would Rangers fans accept the largely unknown quantity of Karlan Ahearne-Grant as a replacement for the club’s talisman? Even if he was to come on the cheap?