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Should Rangers have cashed in on £9m Alfredo Morelos in January?

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Should Rangers have cashed in on £9m Alfredo Morelos in January?

Steven Gerrard is struggling to get the best out of the Rangers striker, who nearly left Ibrox in January.

Throughout January it seemed as though Rangers were going to struggle to hold on to the services of Alfredo Morelos. The Colombian’s good form in Scotland had caught the eye of interested parties in China.

As reported by the Scottish Sun a £9 million bid was rejected for his services from Beijing Renhe. A fifth bid for the player, in the region of £11 million, was then being lined up for his services.  

Rangers stood firm and kept hold of the player. With good reason as well. The Colombian is a great talent with an eye for goal.

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers arrives outside the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Almondvale Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Livingston, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, judging by his recent form, will Rangers wish they had cashed in on the player at the height of his valuation?

 

Morelos has impressive figures for the season. Eight goals in 17 games is certainly not a bad season so far.

However, only two of those have come in the Scottish Premiership. Morelos was abject in the weekend loss at Livingston, with many fans critical of his seemingly disinterested performance. New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is clearly struggling to get the best out of the player. 

Whether it was £9 million or £11 million, such a fee is huge for a club like Rangers. At present, they would struggle to get anywhere near that fee for the 22-year-old.

Perhaps Rangers should have cashed in whilst their star man was hot property.

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