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Labelled ‘unmanageable’ by Steven Gerrard, Mario Balotelli is key to Rangers keeping 29-goal star


Labelled ‘unmanageable’ by Steven Gerrard, Mario Balotelli is key to Rangers keeping 29-goal star

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is hoping to keep hold of Ibrox hitman Alfredo Morelos.

Rangers are set to have a battle on their hands this summer to keep hold of star striker Alfredo Morelos. For all his very frustrating discipline issues he is also the most potent striker at Ibrox. Steven Gerrard is a big fan of the player, despite those other issues.

He has scored 29 goals in 46 games for the club this season. Such impressive form has, however, not gone unnoticed. The latest team said to be keen on his services are French giants Marseille.

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As reported by the Daily Mail, and relayed via the Scottish Sun, the French side are looking to bring in the player with a £16 million offer said to be on the horizon.

One if the key reasons why actually relates to a player Rangers boss Steven Gerrard once dubbed ‘unmanageable’, Mario Balotelli.


Gerrard was at the start of his final season at Anfield when then Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers told him he was going for Balotelli. He recalled his thoughts on the Italian striker in his autobiogrpahy, as detailed by the Liverpool Echo.

“There was no friction between us. We got on fine. I still tried to help him and I kept looking for chances to praise him. But I could see (Jose) Mourinho had been right when he said Balotelli is unmanageable.”

Balotelli is coming to the end of a short-term deal at Marseille with no sign of a new deal in sight. The Italian has reinvented himself in French football and Morelos is being seen as his replacement at the Stade Velodrome.

Rangers fans will now fear that Balotelli’s impending exit will see Morelos, who some might consider equally as ‘unmanageable’ head to the south of France as his replacement.

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