Rangers set for failure with reported swoop of January flop, despite stunning top flight record

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There would have been hearts in mouths at Rangers as the January transfer window dragged on and Alfredo Morelos’ potential exit was up in the air.

The Colombian has been a bright spark among a handful of failures brought in over the summer transfer window, and his goal scoring record speaks for itself.

With Chinese clubs said to be circling, the Ibrox side would no doubt have got a contingency plan in place, lining up potential targets and having phones on standby in case of a late swoop.

While Morelos has remained in Glasgow until the end of the season, the shortlists written up by Graeme Murty and his transfer team will no doubt remain, and they could be looked at once again when the season ends and the summer window opens.

One name who is reported to have been on Rangers’ radar for some time is Preston North End hitman Louis Moult, who moved to the English Championship from Motherwell in January.

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The Daily Mail claim that the 25-year-old is back on the Gers’ list of potential targets after turned out to be a complete and utter flop in his two months at Preston, having made seven appearances but failing to find the back of the net, resulting in him being left unused for the club’s last four games.

However, despite a stunning record of 50 goals in 98 appearances for Motherwell, 38 of those strikes coming in Scotland’s top flight, a move to Ibrox would only end in disappointment, and the Gers need to be aiming higher.

His record in England is atrocious and it will no doubt have knocked his confidence, but if the Light Blues are to be challenging Celtic at the top, they need a striker who can push through those issues and get them the goals to fire them to success.

Moult has an outstanding record at Motherwell, that much is certain, but Rangers is the next level, or even possibly two levels, above in the Premiership, and they need a different calibre of striker to catch the Hoops.

Signing the 25-year-old would only end in failure for both the player and the club.

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