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The Glasgow Rangers weren’t exactly calm by their standards this summer, but maybe they missed a possible replacement for Alfredo Morelos, and sporting director Ross Wilson may make amends in January.
What is the history?
According to Football InsiderThe Rangers reached an agreement in principle with Colombian wonder boy Juan Alegria before the winter transfer window, which will open in just under a few weeks.
It is said that it will accept the offer on the table before moving to Ibrox in January, although the Gers could face several obstacles in securing its services, as its transfer could be interrupted by the government’s ongoing negotiations with the European Union on Brexit. .
Would you sign Juan Alegría after bringing in Cedric Itten?
Speaking exclusively to Football InsiderFormer Rangers defender Alan Hutton has tipped the 18-year-old to the top. He said: “I have heard little things, not too much, I think they have stopped because of the Coronavirus. I don’t think he’s played that much, he’s more of an impact from the bench, but he’s obviously a talented player.
“I think we all know that the scouting system has worked well in the Rangers, so they obviously see some great promising talent and he’s only 18 years old, so he will be one to bring and develop within the team.
“He seems like a decent prospect and I trust the Rangers scouting team because they have done so well in the past. It hasn’t been bad so far so we’ll have to back them up. “
High praise from someone who won the league title with the Gers during his time at Ibrox. Not much has been said in the press since the news broke, so Ross Wilson must act quickly to close a deal at all costs by any means necessary.
Two substitute strikers were signed in Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe in four-year deals for undisclosed fees as Morelos was strongly linked with the departure of Ibrox.
Jermain Defoe, Itten, Morelos and Roofe are vying for a spot up front, while Greg Stewart is considered overstocked.
Recent reports revealed that the Rangers are set to cash in on Stewart in January as he has fallen down Gerrard’s pecking order, having made only four appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Morelos himself is currently serving a two-game suspension after the SFA accused him of discrediting the game on grounds of violent behavior.
It means that Gerrard only has three viable options for the center-forward role at least for now, with Defoe, Itten and Roofe all battling for their chance to lead the line, which is precisely why he’s lining up a move for the teenager. , who was recently described as ‘Alfredo Morelos Mk II’ by The daily log.
In ten appearances for the Finnish team FC Honka this season, the Colombian has scored four goals so far, through Transfer market.
Given his age, it seems that the highly qualified forward could be one of the future, although he has made no secret of his desire to move to Ibrox, he said. The daily log: “Together with my family, we are studying and finalizing the details to transfer me to Rangers, a great team that is the best in Scotland and highly recognized in European football.”
The fact that Alegria has made it clear that he wants to play for the club should fill Rangers fans with confidence, especially considering the fact that Morelos is still linked to a transfer abroad.
Now it’s up to Wilson to close the deal before it’s too late.
And in other news, the Glasgow Rangers must cash in on Greg Stewart in January …