Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos are leaving Rangers and it would appear to be a choice made purely by Michael Beale.
Since replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the Gers gaffer has consistently called for more from his forwards but, obviously, didn’t see enough.
With the club announcing via the club’s website that Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos are leaving Rangers at the end of their contracts now rather than waiting until the end of the summer, it shows that no contracts, as the manager said, have been offered.
Speaking a couple of months ago, Beale confirmed that he was looking for more from Kent and Morelos when asked if they had been offered new deals:
“All the players out of contract, no one has been offered one.
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“I want to see certain things against certain opponents at certain levels to make sure they can be a part of it going forward.
“That’s where we’re at.”
In short. The announcement means that he didn’t see it and he confirmed as much to the press as part of the build up to the final home game of the season against Hearts.
And neither did Rangers fans.
No contracts offered to players once considered our best says it all.
Three goals from Ryan Kent all season.
Alfredo Morelos unceremoniously dropped.
One last chance at Hampden Park after disappointing in the league cup final was exactly that.
Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos have hardly been seen since for Rangers as the usual mysterious end of contract injuries appear.
Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos won’t be missed by Rangers
It’s a blow not to be making any money on the pair who were once undroppable, however, a clean slate is needed.
Especially up front.
Todd Cantwell has shown that a positive attitude can be enough to score goals, chasing down rebounds that Kent would have been standing on the edge of the box watching.
Peak Alfredo Morelos hasn’t been seen for some time and new, dynamic, enthusiastic strikers will soon see fans forget the last year where he has been a shadow of his former self.
Michael Beale has been ruthless, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos are on a combined £51,000 per week.
They weren’t giving Rangers value for money as it was so, why should the club shell out more every week on an underperforming pair?
The Gers gaffer set the challenge, and both of them failed.
Thank you, and good bye.