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Wantaway Rangers Star Has Been Advised To Stay For Another Season: What Should Be Gerrard’s Move?

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Rangers had many ups and downs this season. They defeated Celtic twice but failed to claim any silverware despite playing some fascinating football. However, the Gers have indeed closed the gap with their Old Firm rivals and are tipped to reclaim the lost throne if the cash is splashed wisely during the summer transfer window.

Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, must be sweating over the future of Alfredo Morelos – the controversial centre-forward who has been the league’s top scorer this term with 18 goals in 30 outings. He has been exciting to watch for his poaching attribute, swift skills and movement inside the box, but at the same time, infuriated the fans as well as the manager for his disgraceful on-pitch antics.

The Colombian has been sent off five times across all competitions and must work on his discipline to avoid such volatility. Yet clubs are keeping close tabs on his progress and the player, too, expressed his desire to play in a ‘more competitive league’ while speaking to the Scottish Herald (as claimed by the Leicestershire Live).

“I dream of playing in a much better, more competitive league. I look at the English Premier League and the Spanish League. The leagues in France and Italy are very big leagues too and very competitive.”

Stated the 22-year-old who is often compared to fellow South American Luis Suarez. His contrasting personality makes him invaluable as well as a liability at the same time and Gary McAllister emphasised on the same while discussing a potential transfer.

“As for moving on to further his career, that might be a pathway he wants to follow. That desire and hunger to score is there for all to see. He has power and pace which in the Premier League you need. He ticks a lot of boxes, but he would benefit from another season here. Under the stewardship of the people here, we can make him better.”

Explained the Rangers assistant manager (as quoted by the Telegraph) who hailed his uprise following a low-key switch from  HJK Helsinki a couple of summers back.

Although the Light Blues have the experience of Jermain Defoe and Kyle Lafferty in their book, they still need someone like Morelos to add more pace and power upfront. He not only scores goals but also plays his part in the build-up and tries to engage his teammates by holding the ball using his strength and muscularity. The Gers must start looking for an alternative but should keep hold of him for a while to draw an end to their title drought.

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