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Report: Rangers eye Ross Stewart as top striker target if Morelos goes

Rangers have identified Ross Stewart as their number one striker target should Alfredo Morelos leave Ibrox this summer, according to a report from The Northern Echo.

Morelos is entering the final year of his contract with Rangers. And The Northern Echo reports that the Gers plan to sell the Colombian should he decide against signing fresh terms.

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Morelos has been an outstanding servant for Rangers, scoring well over a century of goals. He has also provided 51 assists in all competitions for the Europa League finalists.

So he would leave a huge void for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men to fill if he did move on. Unsurprisingly, Rangers are making plans in case he does go.

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And The Northern Echo reports that Stewart would be their top target if Rangers lost Morelos. The 25-year-old is also out of contract at the end of next season at Sunderland.

The report notes that Rangers could offer much more lucrative terms than the Black Cats.

Rangers eye Stewart as number one striker target if Morelos leaves

Stewart has just enjoyed, by far, the best year of his career to date. The forward scored 26 times to help Sunderland secure promotion back to the Championship.

His record in Scotland was largely underwhelming before his Stadium of Light switch.

Interestingly, this season saw Stewart get the chance to work with Jermain Defoe in the latter’s brief second spell with the Black Cats. Of course, Defoe spent a couple of years at Ibrox before leaving earlier this past season.

Stewart previously suggested that he had grown quite close with Defoe, and it was ‘great‘ to learn from the Englishman.

He will certainly need to play like him if he is going to be a success at Rangers, should he now join the Gers.

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