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Rangers Star Attracting Interest From Major League Soccer: A Worrying Sign For Gerrard?

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

According to the latest reports from the Scotsman, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is now on the radar of MLS outfit LA Galaxy. It is reported that Jovan Kirovski, the technical director of the Major League Soccer club watched him from close quarters recently in Rangers’ 5-0 win against Aberdeen.

The update has been provided by Richard Gough who is a former player and is currently the ambassador of the Gers. It is not the first time that Morelos has been linked with another club in his time at Ibrox. Ever since his arrival from Helsinki, the Colombian has drawn plenty of interest from various quarters.

There is a sense of inevitability that Rangers will go on to lose him in the future given his talent. The striker has previously revealed that playing in the Premier League is his dream. As for interest from LA Galaxy, we don’t think that Rangers need to worry about that.

Why are Rangers in a good position to negotiate?

Morelos has already rejected multi-million dollar contracts from China before. It is clear that he wants to prove himself at the top level and moving to China or the United States at this point in his career wouldn’t make much sense. Rangers tied him down to a new deal in March, so that is another thing which is in Gerrard’s favour as the forward is currently on a long term contract. Various reports have done the rounds before that Rangers will look to demand £20m for him.

For outsiders, the sum might seem a bit too extravagant. However, given his goal-scoring exploits in the last few seasons, he can be termed as a promising option. His temperament seems to be a significant issue, and that must have acted as a detraction to his positive performances.

Why don’t the fans need to worry?

However, we think that the Colombian’s on-field behaviour might have acted as a blessing in disguise this summer as not many clubs came up with a suitable offer for him. The forward though has looked much calmer this season and has avoided too many altercations with the referees and the opponents.

Gerrard has already claimed numerous times that all his players are for sale but only for the right price. Morelos is currently the most significant asset which Rangers have, and we don’t expect him to leave for cheap. With Rangers now fighting for the title and competing in the Europa League, they could find it a bit easy to retain integral players like Morelos and keep them happy at Ibrox. We don’t see LA Galaxy’s interest as a thing to worry for Gerrard.

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