Rangers FC step up search for Alfredo Morelos replacement

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Rangers FC have their sights set on the ultimate prize this term.

After watching rivals Celtic win their ninth-straight league title last season you could feel the determination coming out of Ibrox as they went into the summer.

The Bhoys have dominated Glasgow for far too long, and Steven Gerrard’s side know it.

Another league victory would make it 10-in-a-row for Neil Lennon’s side – something that is impossible to comprehend for the blue half of the city.

If Rangers are to close the gap then they’ll certainly need to recruit smart this summer.

Several positions have been touted as areas for improvements, but it’s the centre-forward role that has attracted much of the attention.

That is down to the ongoing situation regarding Alfredo Morelos.

The Colombian striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Ibrox this summer.

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A move to the Premier League or a switch to Serie A is the most likely outcome if reports are to be believed, but as speculation mounts over his future, it leaves Rangers with a dilemma.

Gerrard will need a proven goalscorer if his side are to challenge for the title, and that means that regardless of whether Morelos stays or not, signing a front man will be a priority.

That stance has certainly been supported by Football Insider who claim that the Scottish side are working tirelessly to bring a striker to the club.

It’s believed that Rangers are looking at a potential replacement for Morelos, and a second striker who will add depth to the attacking line.

However as it stands, there appears to be little in the way of concrete progress.

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GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This is not a situation that Rangers will have wanted to tackle this close to the start of the new season.

Alfredo Morelos was arguably their most important player last term and so to have his future questioned like this is far from ideal.

Given the recent circumstances it’s completely understandable, but that uncertainty could prove costly in the opening weeks of the season.

Strikers are typically the most expensive transfers to complete and that means that Steven Gerrard’s side are in a tricky position.

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It’s likely that offloading Morelos will have to be the first step before allowing the club to have the funds to bring in a suitable replacement.

But with football clubs feeling the economic impact of COVID-19, it remains to be seen whether Rangers will attract a bid they deem suitable for their star.

If they don’t then it’s possible that they may have to keep Morelos and take on the challenge of ensuring that his head is in the right place to fire Rangers to glory this term.

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