With a clever reverse finish on his left foot, Alfredo Morelos netted in Dingwall yesterday to add to his strikes so far this season, against Malmo and Alashkert.
Already on three goals for the season, the Colombian international is warming up nicely, despite not having a full pre-season.
It is to his credit, that Morelos is displaying an impressive level of sharpness as evidenced against Ross County in the Gers 2-4 victory.
The frontman was focal in all that was good about Rangers attack, often dropping deep to drag defenders out of position whilst teammates were breaking lines with their runs.
It was more like the fluid, fast, aggressive Rangers that rampaged its way to the title last season.
Doubts still remain in defence, with clear fragilities needing worked on to get near the exemplary standards of the Premiership winning term – that is clear.
However, yesterday was a definite sign of progression and positivity that needs to be backed with consistency.
🔝Alfredo Morelos' performance yesterday was a perfect example of the role he has grown into at Rangers.
No progressive runs, but 41 received passes. A goal and assist.
Wrote earlier this summer about his evolution from focal point to all round No.9 📈https://t.co/ZXznRcWlMk
— Joshua Barrie (@Barrie1Josh) August 23, 2021
Given the form of Alfredo Morelos, Steven Gerrard’s team are in a good place and a win-win situation.
If the inimitable Morelos is on form and happy in his work, he will continue to have a devastating impact.
If he carries on this current rich vein of form into the next two games against Alashkert and Celtic, it could well force the hand of interested suitors to land a bid for his services.
There is an element of apprehension amongst the support at present with an expectation that a player sale is likely before the transfer window closes.
With Porto still monitoring his situation, a late offer from the Dragons cannot be ruled out.
How do you replace Alfredo Morelos? What a task that would be, but the only way the conundrum comes to fruition is if a serious bid is received – likely to be in and around the 12-15 million mark and at that point discussions would be triggered.
Rangers have to be prepared for all eventualities and with just over a week to go until the window closes, we are in for a very intriguing few days all round.
As it stands, Rangers supporters will want their man to remain in place, now just three goals away from a tally of 100 for his Rangers career.
Something has to give and we’re about to find out.