Rangers suffered a bitter blow to their chances of pipping Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title on Wednesday evening after a 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park – and many Gers fans are becoming fed up of star striker Alfredo Morelos.
Morelos, 23, has been in stunning form this season, scoring a huge 29 goals – six more than Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard. But the Colombian is renowned for his lack of discipline and has been sent off on two occasions, and five times last term.
On a number of occasions – and certainly not for the first time – Morelos looked to deceive referee John Beaton and win a penalty for his side by diving in the area. He was booked in the second half, after going down on the right-hand side of the box.
Scott Arfield had given Rangers the lead with an excellent goal from 20 yards out, but late efforts from Stephen O’Donnell and Eamonn Brophy saw Alex Dyer’s side come roaring back. Brophy’s effort was an excellent finish, past Allan McGregor.
Steven Gerrard claimed he would not sell Morelos for £50million in January, after chairman Dave King stated offers of £40million would be rejected. The Scottish Sun quoted Gerrard as saying: “No. And you can add another £10m on as well.”
But he could move in the summer with reports claiming interest from multiple Premier League sides, while interest from France and other European countries has been forthcoming. Some Rangers fans are becoming fed up with the Colombian.
I would sell Morelos and Goldson and rebuild with that money but it is hard to find the players we need and by the looks of things it is a huge shopping list again.
— Ricky Forbes (@Ricky9Forbes) February 13, 2020
Morelos is simultaneously our greatest strength, as in our best player, and our greatest weakness, in that we rely on him way, way too much. This summer, I suspect Gerrard will take another job in England and I'm absolutely convinced Morelos will be sold.
— Billy Doll (@WindsorHugo) February 13, 2020
I agree Morelos will go. For his own sake he should. I don't think a Premier League side would give Gerrard a job. Either way, it's clearly time succession planning is put in place for managers job.
— JGM 0.3K (@JaguarGuitarMan) February 13, 2020
I think we’re cashing in on Morelos this summer. Be stunned if he’s here next season
— Croatian King 🇭🇷 (@BenRFC3) February 12, 2020
This season was make or break for rangers. Morelos will leave in summer as well as Steven gerrard
— NW (@Nial1888) February 12, 2020
If only we could put him in the team now and get rid of that fat waste morelos
— lewis (@lewis67056426) February 12, 2020