Steven Gerrard and Alfredo Morelos are on different paths as the striker is seeking an exit from Rangers FC.
Rangers Football Club are off to a flying start this season with four victories and one draw. Currently at the top of the table with 13 points and a goal differential of +9, Rangers are playing with a title hungry mentality.
Rangers’ most recent result was a scrappy 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium. The main talking points from that game consisted of Ryan Kent’s consistency and momentum, Kemar Roofe scoring his first goal for Rangers, another clean sheet, and, oh, Alfredo Morelos was left out of the squad.
Morelos started every game so far this season, even after Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten signed, but he was not even on the bench yesterday. Why?
The Facade Has Fallen
According to a new report from the Independent, Steven Gerrard and his star striker no longer see eye to eye. Gerrard did his best to handle the Morelos transfer saga like a diplomat publicly, but the Colombian is not focused on the task at hand.
The report goes on to say that Morelos requested to be dropped from the squad yesterday as he wants to weigh his options due to all the transfer speculation surrounding him.
Just a few weeks ago Morelos agreed to personal terms with French outfit Lille, but their £17m bid was rejected by the front office at Ibrox.
Shortly after that happened, notable European sides AC Milan and Marseille contacted Rangers to inquire about Morelos’ transfer fee.
With quality replacements starting to settle into the club, Gerrard did not have to stress much about his primary striker missing yesterday’s clash, but Morelos might have just placed a ceiling on his odds of starting for Rangers again any time soon.
In such a historic campaign where Rangers are tasked with preventing their rivals from setting a major record, Gerrard only needs players who are determined to give it their all for the club.
Gerrard has stated multiple times that the club’s executives do not make transfer decisions without his input. Well, if AC Milan, Marseille, or any other interested party makes a bid similar to Lille’s it would not be surprising to see it accepted this time around.