Glasgow Rangers find themselves in the second spot in the Scottish Premiership after twenty-eight-match weeks. The Bluenoses have collected 55 points from their 28 games and are now nine points behind the defending champions Celtic.
Rangers will have to play an unlikely catch up now and while a gap of nine points is mathematically achievable, Rangers will know the obscure nature of the task. After the 0-0 draw with the league leaders in their last game of 2017, the climb is now even tougher with the gruelling second half of the season taxing the players even more.
Pedro Caixinha who had tried to bring about a revolution with his approach and player signings at the Ibrox failed with his approach and subsequently got fired. His successor Graeme Murty has done a decent job so far. Murty most importantly restored club legend forward Kenny Miller to the team as he continues to rearrange the team. Latest reports have now confirmed that Alfredo Morelos intends to extend his stay at the club.
The player arrived from HJK Helsinki last summer under Pedro Caixinha. The Columbian cost the club around £1 million and has been an instant hit in the club. He has been linked with a number of moves to China valuing up to almost £11 million, all rejected by Rangers. Morelos however, intends to stay in Europe and play for Rangers until such a day he gets a chance to play in the English Premier League.
He said: “I am very happy with what I am doing right now. I have a positive mentality and if a team in England showed serious interest in me, it would be very exciting.”
With Rangers looking to build a team for many years to come to challenge Celtic in the long run, The Bluenoses board are looking to invest wisely into young talents who are likely to come at a cheaper and more affordable price than the developed stars in the game.
A major ingredient in a club’s development is the ability of the club to spot and more importantly invest on the right players. In the modern era, where big money transfers have become the norm and a scouting network that has spread like a web to an extent that even a prospect with a glimpse of promise is snapped up in the blink of an eye, it is important for the clubs with lesser funds to find the right targets and more importantly use them well to win matches and championships. It is in this light that 21-year-old Morelos’ decision to stay should be an exciting bit of news for Rangers fans.
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