Leicester city are reportedly in the hunt for Columbian striker Alfredo Morelos. The Foxes have competition from German giants Dortmund and other Bundesliga rivals, newly appointed Brendan Rodgers may be looking for a new frontman as Jamie Vardy enters the business end of his career and Kelechi Ihenacho never hitting the heights people expected when he signed. Morelos told a Columbian radio station last week “There are many teams interested in me and a lot of them have watched me play. Most likely my transfer will be this summer” This undoubtedly has dropped huge hints and may have increased the interest from other clubs more.
Morelos has been in fine form in the 2018/2019 season netting 16 times making him the leagues top scorer , and an additional 4 assists makes him a target for a whole host of clubs. Morelos arrived at Rangers in 2017 for an undisclosed fee from HJK Helsinki , the Columbian has scored 30 goals in 59 appearances for the ‘Gers. However the strikers discipline could be one of his only downfalls , conceding 9 yellow cards and 3 red cards in just 24 matches this season.
Why would Morelos suit the Premier League?
As many people believe, the Premier League is one of the most challenging and competitive leagues in world football. Numerous players are unable to adapt to the Premier League’s intensity and style of play , however we also see many people adapt well like Leicester’s James Maddison who has performed outstandingly with 5 goals and 5 assists in all competitions. Despite having a small sized frame compared to the average centre back, Morelos has scored plenty of headers and the large majority of his goals have been inside the penalty area. This shows that Morelos has the ability to outwit defenders and is clinical inside the “18 yard box”, which is vital in the Premier League as chances may not come as often. As well as been a prolific goalscorer the Columbian is still only 22 years old which leaves plenty of room for improvement. Despite the majority of his goals coming from inside the penalty area , Morelos tends to cut in from wide areas adding that extra bit of creativity in his game. Not only that but the striker can be dangerous from crosses aswell , which flaunts his adaptability as an attacker who’s of playing across the front three. Its rumoured that Leicester have been tracking Morelos’ progress for a few weeks now. Although the arrival of Brendan Rodgers may change these rumours, there’s no doubt that Morelos is a highly touted player.
Would Alfredo Morelos make a good addition to a Premier League team like Leicester or would he be better suited for the Bundesliga?