By Jason Jones

24th Dec, 2019 | 12:27pm

'Ridiculous' - Deal broker outlines 'only reason' why 'bully' is still at Rangers

It’s hard to think of too many players who have had the same kind of whirlwind impact for Rangers that Alfredo Morelos has.

The Colombian hitman joined the Gers back in the summer of 2017, and has established himself as one of the most prolific strikers in European football since then.

This season he has hit 27 goals already, at an average of one every 82 minutes, as per Transfermarkt, and it’s only natural that that kind of form is drawing some serious attention from elsewhere.

According to a report from Football Insider, the 23-year-old is a target for Everton this January, and it’s not hard to see why his impressive goalscoring record is being touted for a move to the Premier League.

But according to the man who brokered his transfer to Ibrox, Jonne Lindblom, the striker should already have gotten his big money move.

Speaking to Sporten, he said: “The only reason he’s not playing in one of the biggest leagues right now is all the ridiculous red cards he got.

“When I was going to sell him, I called him ‘a young Luis Suarez’. The style of play is the same, he’s a bully on the field.”

This is a big claim from Lindblom, but you have to winder whether there could be an element of truth in it.

It’s no secret that Morelos has had his issues with discipline in the past.

Last season, rightly or wrongly, he was sent off five times, and he missed Friday night’s win over Hibernian through suspension.

The problem is that that kind of record builds a reputation, and in a market that is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate, most board’s won’t take a gamble on a player who could end up missing a sizeable portion of the season.

Of course, that’s great news for us, but the longer that he continues to set the world alight, the more likely clubs will be to bite the bullet on his short temper.

In other news, Gerrard claims Rangers player has ‘got it all to do’ after lengthy absence.