Why Rangers have done a great job by making Morelos sign a new contract
According to reports in BBC, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has signed a new deal with the club, which will keep him at the Ibrox until 2022. The 22-year-old Colombian striker has been impressive since his arrival at the club, and extending his stay would surely delight the Rangers fans.
Manager Steven Gerrard seems upbeat about this deal and said (h/t BBC):
“Alfredo is a vital part of what we are trying to create here and although he has attracted close attention from other clubs it is important we hold on to him.”
BBC further states that Rangers have rebuffed a £3.75m offer from French club Bordeaux for the striker, who cost around £1m a year ago when they bought him from HJK Helsinki. The Ibrox club also received a £8m offer from the Chinese club Beijing Renhe. Thankfully for the fans, the club rejected all the offers and gave Morelos a new contract.
Here’s why this move is good for the future of Rangers as a team progressing under new manager:
Morelos is a quality striker
Last season, the 22-year-old Colombian striker scored 18 goals and assisted 8 in 43 appearances in all competitions for the club. He possesses a great turn of pace along with able dribbling skills to go past defenders in a flash.
He has the required physicality to handle centre-backs and be a nuisance for them. And he is lethal in front of goal, which is the primary attribute a striker should have.
At 22, of course, he needs to learn and refine his game to go to the next level but for now, he is at a perfect club under a manager who is a legendary figure in the game. So, chances of learning and becoming a better player is high.
For Rangers as well, after getting Kyle Lafferty this season, it was vital that they kept Morelos for long-term. This will help the manager to play in a formation where both strikers can start up front and be a menace to the opposition defenders.
The experience of Lafferty would massively help Morelos mould his game to suit the needs of the Scottish League. All in all, a good business done by Rangers, the results of which will be positive.