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Alfredo Morelos: Rangers striker dominating Scottish football

Alfredo Morelos, a name that screams entertainment. The Rangers striker has been sensational since arriving in Scotland 2 years ago. The league’s top scorer in 2018/19, he’s continued his form in the Europa League this season. In November, he scored a brilliant brace to earn his side a point away at Feyenoord, taking them to top of their group. 23 goals in all competitions and it’s only January. Can he fire Steven Gerrard’s side to the title this year?

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Despite Steven Gerrard being insistent that the Colombian will stay in Glasgow, he could be tempted with a move to the Premier League or even further afield. Reports have him linked to Spanish side Sevilla. Here’s why he’s rated so highly by the Gers:

If you had to describe Morelos in 2 words, ‘BOX OFFICE’ comes to mind. We’ll start with the positives. His goal record has been sensational since signing from HJK in 2017.

Alfredo Morelos’ stats for Rangers (ALL COMPETITIONS):

2017/18: 43 games, 18 goals, 6 assists

2018/19: 48 games, 30 goals 4 assists

2019/20 (SO FAR): 34 appearances, 23 goals

Alfredo Morelos – Style of Play

The 5ft 10 striker has a good turn of pace, which coupled with his immense physicality, makes him such a versatile forward. As you can see above, he bags a decent number of assists along side goals, emphasising his ability to play the role of provider too.

Morelos is very skillful too. In the video below, he effortlessly cuts back on numerous occasions, flicks the ball over defenders, chops, ball rolls, you name it. This technical ability, coupled with his flair and physical attributes makes him such a dangerous forward.

However, alongside the many positives, there are two sides to the Colombian international. The title of the video says it all: A crazy striker. Morelos is notorious for having a temper and getting in trouble.

Loss of control

Last season, he was booked 10 times and sent off an astonishing 4 times. 4 red cards, and he STILL got top scorer. Perhaps that’s a testament to his quality, imagine if he was eligible for every game.

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A nutcase no doubt, but the Rangers forward looks like a special player and definitely box office for the neutral. If he doesn’t lose his head, he is capable of producing that magic moment that wins games. Exactly what you need when the chips are down. No doubt, if Rangers can keep him at Ibrox beyond January, they’ve got a real chance of creating history.

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