Steven Gerrard’s latest claims will seem laughable to any fan who has been following the situation between Morelos and Rangers for any length of time.
Rangers are desperate to sell Alfredo Morelos, let’s get that out of the way in the very beginning. After all, less than a year ago this was the player they were claiming was worth over a whopping £50 million. And now they are willing to let him go for a fraction of that value. What does that tell you?
Morelos might have scored a lot of goals for Rangers but he has also made two other things clear during his stint at Ibrox. Firstly, he does not have the ability to score when the pressure is on him. Just take a look at his record against Celtic. In 12 appearances he has failed to find the back of the net, even missing the penalty in the Scottish League Cup Final last season.
Secondly, he has incredible discipline issues both on and off the pitch. On the pitch he can’t help himself from getting sent off whenever things are not going for him. While off the pitch, he has managed to end up being unfit multiple times. He is clearly a player that not many managers will depend on. And this has adversely affected his transfer value as well.
Thus, Gerrard’s claims that it is in his hands to let go of Morelos is laughable. As reported by BBC Sport, he said:
“It is in my hands and it is in my control. But if a valuation is met and we decide collectively that it’s the right thing for the football club then we’ll always be prepared in any area.
“It will be a collective decision when we sit down to analyse any bids, but what I can assure you is that the board are not pushing anyone out the door or putting me under pressure to sell.”
We all know that Rangers would jump at the opportunity to letting the Colombian go. There is no need to pretend otherwise. Or perhaps Gerrard just likes to live in his own world.