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Ronald de Boer explains why Rangers star Alfredo Morelos has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League

He may be a ‘bit crazy’, but Alfredo Morelos would thrive in the Premier League according to ex-Rangers man Ronald de Boer.

The Colombia striker is one of Rangers’ best players, firing in 29 goals in 46 appearances this season, and he’s unsurprisingly been linked with a move away from Ibrox.

Morelos is reportedly wanted by clubs in England, Spain and Italy
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Reports suggest Gers are lining up a replacement for Morelos, who is wanted by multiple Premier League sides this summer.

However, his temperament is his downfall having been sent off EIGHT times for Rangers since the start of the 2018/19 season.

But De Boer believes it’s that fighting spirit which would stand Morelos in good stead to do well in England.

De Boer told talkSPORT: “I think he would do well in the Premier League because he’s a fighter.

“He is a bit crazy – there are not so many strikers who get so many red cards, but he’s a great player.

Morelos is working on his disciplinary record but relapses every so often
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“He loves his goals, he’s a predator. I think he’s been a great signing for Rangers.

“He can do well and I can understand [why] the clubs of the Premier League are interested in him.”

Another player who’s been linked with a Premier League move this summer is Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian got his dream move to Camp Nou in January 2018, leaving Liverpool in a £142million deal.

Things haven’t gone to plan in Spain for Coutinho, however, the 27-year-old being shipped out to Bayern Munich on loan in a bid to rediscover his form.

Chelsea are understood to be interested in signing Coutinho but De Boer believes he has to be at a club where everything goes through him.

“Coutinho was a player where everything turned around him,” added De Boer. “Every ball was passed to him at Liverpool; he could do less work, basically do what Messi does at Barcelona.

“You see how everything worked together, it’s like a machine. If one person is doing it then maybe it’s fine but if you have two players who like to see the ball a lot then you can see how vulnerable a team can be and I think that’s what we saw with Barcelona.

“There is only one who can do that now and that’s Messi. The team is adapting and if you have to adapt two players like this then it’s difficult.”

Listen to the full Ronald de Boer interview above!

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