'Eye on a perfect replacement' - Rangers backed to land striker if star departs

Rangers have been backed to pick out the “perfect replacement” for Alfredo Morelos if the Colombian departs.

The 26-year-old has been a talismanic figure at Ibrox across the past five seasons, averaging a goal every other game.

Morelos is now into the final year of his contract and once again in a transfer window he has been linked with a move away from the club.

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Sevilla and Besiktas are two of the teams reported to be interested.

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Any exit would mean there is a big hole to fill at Rangers.

Former England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor reckons Morelos will have an eye on a move but has backed the club and manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst to cope by entering the transfer market.

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“I think Alfredo Morelos will want to go, he’ll want to test himself in another league,” he told Football Insider.

“He’s a very exciting player. I think teams will love the aggressiveness about him. The naughtiness about him is what I like and he will show his passion on the pitch.

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Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is working his way back from injury. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

“He’s been a good servant to Rangers and I think if they can get the money they deserve and feel that they want for him it’s something that they will let happen.

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“And Rangers are going to be ok. They’re a team that attracts a lot of good players. They’ve got a good setup there with Giovanni van Bronckhorst and they’ve got a lot of players in there with experience of the Europa League so Rangers will be fine even if Morelos goes.

“I’m sure van Bronckhorst will have his eye on a perfect replacement.“

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