Rangers ought to promote striker Alfredo Morelos and use the cash to strengthen different areas of their squad, says Kris Boyd.
The Colombia worldwide scored 30 targets within the 2018-19 season but in addition acquired 4 purple playing cards (a fifth was rescinded).
“If I was Rangers I would sell him because I think that if you can get the money that teams might be willing to pay, you can go and maybe strengthen your squad or your first team with maybe three or four other players who can make a big difference,” mentioned former Rangers striker Boyd on the newest episode of Switch Discuss.
Rangers had been unbeaten within the league video games that Morelos missed by way of suspension, and Boyd believes that regardless of the 22-year-old’s goalscoring prowess, they might truly be a greater group with out him.
“I think when Alfredo Morelos plays, he plays up there on his own,” mentioned Boyd. “A lot of issues undergo him being that lone striker – he performs rather a lot for himself.
“I thought Rangers final season in the direction of the top, completed very strongly with Scott Arfield and Jermain Defoe up entrance. It seemed a very completely different group. They seemed like a group that had been enjoying collectively.”
Rangers captain James Tavernier has additionally been linked with a transfer away from Ibrox. However Boyd desires the membership to do all the things they will to steer the 27-year-old, who scored 17 targets from right-back final season, to remain.
“His file from the penalty spot was unbelievable final season,” Boyd added. “He brings a lot extra to the Rangers group going ahead. He is their outlet – he creates so many alternatives.
“We’re all caught up in this modern day full-back. When you see his stats from last year in terms of crosses and opportunities created, his goals – I know a lot of them came from the penalty spot but you still need someone to stand up there and take them.”
One other participant that caught Boyd’s eye at Ibrox final season was winger Ryan Kent. The 22-year-old scored six targets and offered 9 assists whereas on mortgage from Liverpool and Boyd thinks Rangers is a perfect place for Kent to proceed his growth.
“If Ryan Kent is going to be a Liverpool player, up here is perfect for him to learn the way that Liverpool play because Rangers are doing the same thing,” he mentioned.
“By way of their possession – they’re at all times on the entrance foot, they need to get their wingers on the ball to create probabilities and rating targets. There is no doubt Ryan Kent excelled in that surroundings final 12 months. Whether or not he can do it once more subsequent 12 months is a distinct query.
“However I suppose he is a gifted boy who will go far within the recreation and I suppose to be taught the sport, Rangers is the right surroundings for him. If he’ll be successful at Liverpool I suppose he’d be higher staying at Rangers reasonably than going to a group that is on the backside of the Premier League or a group within the Championship.”
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