We all know how bad Alfredo Morelos can be and when the red mist comes down he’s the worst player you can wish for out on the pitch. However, his goals have gone a very long way to atoning for his obvious lack of a brain, and the Gers will need to replace him properly if he leaves. With that in mind, Steven Gerrard cannot afford to sign Karim Ansarifard.
The Nottingham Forest striker has been plying his trade in the Championship since he was snapped up at The City Ground back in November as a free agent, and his numbers have been woeful. The Championship and the Scottish Premier League aren’t too far apart in terms of quality, and it’s hard to imagine that Ansarifard would be able to better his return of two goals in 12 if he did move to Ibrox.
Then there’s the fact that with both Morelos and Jermain Defoe scoring a combined 38 goals in all competitions they just do not need the Iranian forward. Should Gerrard act on the rumours from Football Insider he would be shooting this Rangers side in the foot. We’d even go as far as to say that big target-man Kyle Lafferty does a much better job than the Nottingham Forest failure.
At 29-years-old, if Ansarifard did find his way to the Gers this summer the striker has no resale value given his age and no track record to suggest that the goals would flow freely north of the border. Two goals in 12 this season is a pathetic return, and as Gerrard has been tying up some smart business for progressive young players, this link sticks out like a sore thumb amid some genuinely impressive moves.
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