By Mark Smith

28th Dec, 2019 | 8:39am

Journalist: Rangers star would have had statues outside Hampden if for one factor

Whether good or bad, nearly every story to do with Rangers includes something to do with Alfredo Morelos.

The Colombian international will always find the back of the net with relative ease in all competitions, but a discipline problem as somewhat overshadowed him in recent seasons.

Morelos has become more disciplined this season with the odd discrepancy on his record, but Rangers fans will still be delighted with his form, something that has made him a hero in recent years at Ibrox.

Journalist Gary Ralston has recently claimed that if the South American forward was Scottish, he would already have had a statue erected outside of Hampden Park.

“If Morelos was Scottish they would be erecting statues to him outside Hampden and building an international team around him for seasons to come,” he claimed for the Daily Record.

“Put it this way, how many Scottish kids could leave their home at the age of 19 and fly halfway across the world without a support network in a bid to make it in the game?”

It’s a big claim to have, but it is also hard to name someone in recent times who has had such a massive impact on the Gers.

Steven Gerrard will be desperate to keep his talisman at the club past the January and even the summer transfer windows.

But, the reality of the matter is that when a player has been in such consistent form over more than one season, he will start to attract big interest.

Morelos looks at happy at Ibrox at this moment, and Gers fans will be confident he will stay for the rest of the season at least.

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