Hugo Rodallega urged Newcastle to sign Rangers star in 2020, now Toon owners are reportedly keen
Back in 2020, Hugo Rodallega told Newcastle they should consider a move to sign Alfredo Morelos – and now, they are ‘looking closely’ at doing so.
Morelos, 25, continues to shine for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers – taking his tally of goals to 99 in just 196 games. He has also laid on 45 assists.
The Colombia international has been regularly linked with a move to the Premier League. Now, Newcastle’s new owners are said to be keen.
Just over a year ago, Rodallega was speaking about fellow countryman Morelos – urging him to jump at the chance of working under Steve Bruce.
“If he gets the chance to work with Steve Bruce – someone I know very well – I know he would enjoy that,” Rodallega said about Morelos, in 2020.
“Bruce is a coach who gives his strikers confidence. It’s time for him to go to a league that is more demanding. That would be perfect for Alfredo.”
Newcastle eye Rangers ace Morelos: Rodallega advice should be heeded
Newcastle need cover for Callum Wilson – a striker that offers them something different. Rangers star Morelos certainly does that.
The ex-HJK Helsinki striker is a powerhouse, occupies two central defenders and winds up opponents. He scores and creates goals.
A brilliant forward, Odsonne Edouard is proof that a striker in Scottish football can come south and shine. He might cost £15million, ish.
But if Newcastle have the chance to sign Morelos and heed Rodallega’s advice then they certainly have to – ahead of the January window.