It’s not often that selling one of your most important players make sense. For most teams, losing a key man would constitute a crushing blow, with their talent often the difference between success and failure during any given season. That’s no different at Rangers, but the Gers are in somewhat of a different situation to most.
Their most important player, Alfredo Morelos, causes as much frustration as he does joy. Despite scoring 19 league goals this season, with a total of 29 goals in all competitions, Morelos has a nasty side that has reared its ugly head far too often this season.
Specifically, his aggression and rash decisionmaking has already led to him being sent off a number of times in 2019 alone, with his latest red card coming against Celtic on Sunday. That was a hugely significant blot on his record, as the Gers’ game with the Hoops was huge for the club. Their loss has effectively ended their hopes of winning the title this season, meaning that Rangers will have fallen short yet again.
Can you blame Morelos? Certainly, there’s an argument to suggest that the Columbian was at least partly at fault for our loss, and there needs to be consequences for that. How strong will they potentially be? Well, that’s up to Steven Gerrard, but maybe enough is enough.
Maybe, after all the trouble that he has caused this season, it’s time for Morelos to be sold.
The reality of the situation is that Morelos has too many drawbacks to ever be considered a top player. The world’s best strikers are able to play practically every game, for 90 minutes at a time, and they’re able to consistently perform. Morelos hasn’t been able to do that. He’s fallen short in big games, he’s suffered bouts of inconsistency, and more significantly, his erratic and aggressive behaviour can get him in trouble. That’s not good enough, and that’s reason enough to cash-in.
It’s one thing having a moment of madness, but it’s another thing entirely to have that moment of madness once every month, and it’s also particularly significant that it came during a huge game for the Gers.
Let’s not forget, too, his value has never been higher. Despite the frustration that he causes, his goals this season have highlighted his status as an incredible player, with bags of energy and pace combining with expert finishing to create the perfect storm. For his goals alone, surely a whole host of teams would be interested in his services, and so for Rangers, they would be looking at a pretty penny to sell him.
Whilst hanging on to him will make Rangers a better side on paper, maybe losing the Columbian is what is required to take Rangers to the next level.
Rangers fans – do you agree? Is it time for Morelos to be sold? Let us know below!