Former Scotland international Frank McAvennie has said that Ryan Jack, and not Alfredo Morelos, is the one player he would pay money for.
Morelos is widely regarded as the Gers’ biggest asset, with the Ibrox outfit hoping to receive £15m for his services, whilst he also has a Transfermarkt value of £10.8m, which is more than all but one player in the Scottish Premiership. It is quite obvious why he is so highly thought of – he has scored 77 goals in 137 matches for the 54-time Scottish champions.
McAvennie, though, believes that Jack is the club’s biggest asset. He told Football Insider:
“The biggest breakthrough for Rangers this season has been Ryan Jack. Last season I said he should not be included in the Scotland squad and I did not think he was ready.
“But this year, what a difference. He is a different player. Davis has been a great influence beside him, older head, experienced and he has told him where to go. How to conduct himself on and off the park.
“I am a great one for telling people how to conduct themselves off the park! But in the modern game it is about representing your club. It is a big factor.
“Davis has looked after Jack and for me, he is the best player Rangers have got at the moment. He is the one that I would pay money for. Jack not Morelos. He has come on a lot.”
£1.53m-valued Jack – as per Transfermarkt – has really started to come into his own over the past campaign – journalist Jordan Campbell even said that he was his Player of the Season for the Gers last term. With five goals and four assists from the middle of the park, this has been his most lucrative season from that point of view since making the switch to Ibrox.
Who is better?
Quite whether he is worth as much to Steven Gerrard and the hierarchy in the blue side of Glasgow as Morelos is up for debate, but there is no doubt that Jack is an important player for the club. If they want to dethrone Celtic next term, they will need the 28-year-old at his very best.
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