Glasgow Rangers legend Brian Laudrup has said that the sooner Alfredo Morelos leaves Ibrox the better.
The Colombia international’s future at Ibrox remains up in the air. He has appeared in four matches in the Premiership already this season but he was not in the squad at all for the previous match against Kilmarnock after he reportedly demanded to leave the club. Lille are believed to be in pole position to sign the 24-year-old, with them said to have already agreed personal terms with the striker.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Laudrup believes that Morelos should leave as soon as possible. He explained:
“The quicker he leaves, the better I think it will be for Rangers Football Club.
“It’s sad because he has been a very good striker, especially in Europe. That’s why a club like Lille have been prepared to pay a lot of money for him. But it’s a shame that it now looks as though he will be leaving through the back door rather than the front door.
“Morelos has come out so often and explained that he wants to play in one of the bigger leagues. That’s fine if you are performing. Steven Gerrard would look at it and decide he could live with it.
“But if he is not producing to expectations then he will become a nuisance in the team. Players around him will become annoyed. They will be thinking: ‘Why is he here if he doesn’t want to be here?’
“For me, offloading him would be the best option for him, for the club and everyone else. It has to be done as quickly as possible, I think.”
You have to agree with Laudrup – this is a situation that needs to be resolved as soon as possible. As the ‘Gers go in search of their first piece of major silverware since 2011, they cannot afford any distractions, and the Morelos situation could become one in the near future.
Will Morelos still be at Rangers by the end of the transfer window?
With Cedric Itten, Kemar Roofe and Jermain Defoe as alternative options in attack, Steven Gerrard will not be left short. After 79 goals in 142 matches after signing in 2017 for £1.08m, Morelos’ time at Ibrox could soon be over.
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