Report: Newcastle want to sign 25-year-old Rangers striker
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Report: Newcastle want to sign 25-year-old Rangers striker

Newcastle are looking closely at Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to 90Min. The Magpies were taken over last week and have already been linked with a host of players.

Morelos, 25, has been in red hot form for Rangers since signing for the club in 2017 from HJK Helsinki. He has fired 99 goals in 196 appearances, registering 45 assists along the way.

Interestingly, the Newcastle links come at a time where he’s not in red hot form. During 2021/22 he has scored just five goals, with only two coming in the Scottish Premiership.

It was claimed earlier this year that Rangers may be looking to receive around £15 million for their star man. Morelos earns £33,000-a-week at Ibrox.

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Now, it is thought that Newcastle are monitoring the situation regarding the Colombian talisman. He has a contract with Rangers until 2023 and that could tempt Rangers into a sale in the near future.

Newcastle have Callum Wilson as their main source of goals. In his absence, however, it’s typically a square peg utilised in a round hole.

Allan Saint-Maximin has played through the middle this season, with Joelinton also capable of operating as a central striker.

It’s fair to say some quality wouldn’t go amiss in attack and Morelos could thrive amid the right level of service.

Realistic signing: Morelos link is more like it for Newcastle

Okay, it’s not Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland but this link is far more realistic when it comes to the pool of players Newcastle will be shopping in during the short term.

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Morelos attracted interest from Porto recently and Rangers might be resigned to the fact that the striker will leave eventually.

The man with 11 caps for his country is quick, moves well and also comes alive in the penalty area. As a result, he could be the perfect addition to kick-start a new era at Newcastle.