Gary McAllister has given his thoughts on Alfredo Morelos’ future, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Earlier this week, the Colombian striker claimed ‘many clubs’ were interested in his signature, although there was nothing concrete as yet [Scottish Sun].
Previously, the likes of Leicester City and Borussia Dortmund were said to be interested [Sky Sports].
However, McAllister believes more time at Ibrox is his best option.
“We don’t want Alfredo to go the Premier League, we see him as a key player for Rangers,” he explained, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“As far as moving on to further his career in the future, that might be a pathway he wants to follow. His desire and hunger is there for all to see. He has the power and pace you need in that league.
“But I think he’d benefit from another season here. Under the stewardship of the people here, we can make him better.
“I’ve played with guys before who have the desire to win at all costs. Sometimes that has hindered them, like Alfredo. But the guys I’m talking about, I’ve seen them grow and develop into top players. The penny finally dropped with them.”
It’s good to see that the coaching staff haven’t given up hope of keeping El Bufalo at Ibrox next season.
His goals have been vital to the Gers across the campaign, and he’s contracted until 2023.
However, recent form should show the squad that all isn’t lost if he leaves. In fact, far from it.
The 22-year-old hasn’t started any of the last six matches and Rangers have won all of them. When he leads the line, all the play seems to go through him. Recently, when Defoe has started instead, there’s undoubtedly been more fluidity in the side.