FORMER Rangers striker John MacDonald is urging Steven Gerrard to resist any offers from Feberbance for Alfredo Morelos.

And the ex-Ibrox hitman insists the Colombian could be the new Ally McCoist!

The Turkish giants’ Director of Football, Damien Comolli, was reportedly in Glasgow yesterday to thrash out a deal to take the 22-year-old attacker, who claimed 18 goals in the previous campaign, to Istanbul.

But MacDonald is adamant it’s a decision rookie boss Gerrard MUST get right with Europa League qualifiers against Macedonians Shkupi due this month.

He said: “Morelos is still a young boy who scored a lot of goals last season and clearly has all the potential in the world.

“He also missed a load of chances, but he’s a good player who is only going to get better.

“He’s strong and holds the ball up well, he gets into people’s faces and is exactly the type of striker Rangers need. Who knows? If he stays, then he could well be the next Ally McCoist.

ON THE RUN…Alfredo Morelos leaves Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer on the ground.

“But if he wants to go they would be better letting him go and bringing in someone who really wants to be there.

“It’s a difficult one. He’s a talent and one of the best strikers I have seen at Rangers for a long time.

“At the end of last season all the signs coming from him were of a player who was wanting to move on. His body language and demeanour all pointed towards that. The market is so confused that it’s difficult to gauge what the going rate is for Morelos.

“It could be something which suits all parties. If Rangers can sell Morelos for the amount of money being talked about then that can be used to bring in

better players.

“It’s one thing being able to strengthen the squad, but the downside is it’s leaving it awfully late to recruit players so close to the start of the European campaign.

“Morelos is the biggest scoring threat and it’s a huge gamble to be able to bring someone in at such short notice before the two ties against the Macedonians.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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