Rangers must have Morelos replacement 'lined up' after update - McLeish

By Alex McLeish

8th Apr, 2022 | 10:00am

Rangers may have Alfredo Morelos replacement 'lined up' after source's £13m reveal - McLeish

Alex McLeish has suggested Giovanni van Bronckhorst may already have a replacement for Alfredo Morelos “lined up” at Rangers.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers boss insisted the recruitment team need to make sure they are ready for the 25-year-old’s prospective exit this summer.

As revealed by Football Insider on Thursday (7 April), Rangers are braced for bids from Morelos’ suitors this summer and have set a £13million-plus asking price on his head.

With the striker ruled out for the season through injury, Ibrox chiefs fear he may have made his final appearance for the club.

McLeish insisted Rangers’ recruitment team must have somebody lined up to fill the void.

He suggested Van Bronckhorst may already have someone in mind.

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Discussing a potential replacement for Morelos, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “That’s the conundrum for Rangers now. I really feel that the recruitment team are under a lot of pressure to bring players in.

“What you have to put the onus on now is Rangers’ recruitment team. They have to have somebody lined up. These guys are very important people in the organisation now.

“Giovanni must have people in his head, with his experience of good strikers that he has seen over the years.

“I’m certain he would have targeted somebody. Maybe put them in the little black book, if you like. Possibly we’ll see changes in terms of Giovanni’s input into the team and first XI.

“Back in the day, I was never sure unless I saw them with my own eye. That is unless you get a player in like Aaron Ramsey.

“Yes, he has not been the fittest in terms of what you want, but you know what kind of player you’re getting when you bring Ramsey in. If he’s going to be performing, it’s going to be a high level.”

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