According to the reports from Birmingham Live, Aston Villa are being considered as the hot favourites to sign Rangers star striker Alfredo Morelos. Dean Smith currently relies heavily on Wesley Moraes to score goals upfront. He has got very little support from other strikers like Jonathan Kodjia and Keinan Davis as both of them have missed games due to injuries.
Morelos has been in terrific form so far this season as he has helped Rangers to match Celtic point for point in the domestic league. The Colombian international has 22 goals to his name already, and he has shown his form even in the European games as well as Rangers are level on points with table toppers Young Boys.
Morelos’ agent urges clubs to sign the striker
Now Morelos’ agent has urged the prospective buyers to come and take the striker before his price tag skyrockets in the future. Theofilos Karasavvidis told Tuttomercatoweb, “He is a player who has always scored a lot since he arrived in Europe, this is a goal machine. He is a player worth following, (the clubs) who want a striker must come and follow him. He does not have a very high (transfer) value. My advice is to take him before his name is on everyone’s lips.”
The 23-year-old has also improved his conduct as earlier he was often seen as a hot-headed character who could self implode. Morelos earned five red cards last season which for a striker is a sorry reading. However, he has balanced and controlled himself well this season as he hasn’t lost his usual feistiness, but has avoided unwanted altercations with the opposition and referees.
Why should Villa target him in January?
Morelos’ record for Rangers is simply outstanding as he has 70 goals and 26 assists in 117 appearances for them. The major criticism of his signing though will be whether he would be able to replicate those numbers in a tougher league like the Premier League.
There is no doubt that the Premier League will be a step up for him, but we think that he has the attributes to thrive in the English top-flight as well. He is more than a goal poacher or a targetman as the Colombian can stretch play with his runs and he is impressive while playing with his back against the goal.
He is strong and physical in his duels and is a livewire in front of goal. Moreover, he has shown his impressive form even in the Europa League, and one just needs to look at his brilliant finish against Porto to realise how natural he is in front of the goal. We feel that Villa should look to get him in January before his price moves further up in the future.
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