Former Glasgow Rangers star Nacho Novo has revealed that he has encouraged striker Alfredo Morelos to remain with the Gers beyond this season according to a report published by The Evening Times.
The 22-year-old Morelos has been one of the stars for Steven Gerrard’s side this season and has so far scored 17 goals from 26 Scottish Premiership matches and has picked up four assists in the process.
The Colombian international has been linked with a move away from Rangers this summer and has reportedly even expressed a desire to leave the club.
The excellent form of Morelos has won him a recall by the Colombian national team. The Rangers forward is also not short of admirers and has reportedly attracted the interest of Leicester City who are now managed by former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as well as Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky.
In spite of his good form, Morelos needs to work on and improve his discipline. He has so far received nine yellow cards this season as well as three cards. The yellow cards can be forgiven, nearly all players pick up bookings from time to time. However, the red cards are simply unacceptable, especially as he has picked up three in a single season.
Morelos will not want to remain with Rangers for the long-term and understandably so. He will want to play in one of Europe’s top-five Leagues at some stage in the near-future. However, he should aim to remain with the Scottish giants for at least one more season in order to iron out the remaining flaws in his game and work on to work on his discipline before moving on.
Novo is hopeful Morelos will stay at Rangers.
“I told Alfredo it was better to stay here and play for a couple of years more,” the former Gers fan favourite said.
“In his first year, he was here and scoring. The next season was going to be tougher because players would know him. But he is still young, and he will always have opportunities to move somewhere else.
“He made his name with Rangers, including with the Colombia national team. So, he is going in the right direction. Hopefully, we can keep him.”