Cyriel Dessers Aims to Fill Alfredo Morelos’ Shoes and Lead Rangers to Title Glory

In a promising declaration to the passionate fans of Rangers, the club’s latest acquisition, Cyriel Dessers, exuded confidence as he vowed to step into the formidable shoes of Alfredo Morelos and become the next goal hero at Ibrox. With the departure of key players like Morelos and Ryan Kent, a revamped forward line consisting of Dessers, Sam Lammers, and Abdallah Sima has ignited high hopes within the team, as manager Michael Beale envisions their collective prowess to propel the club to title glory in the upcoming season.

Dessers, who showcased his striking prowess by netting ten goals for a struggling Cremonese side in the previous season, recognizes the weight of expectation that comes with replacing a legendary figure like Morelos, who etched his name in Rangers’ history books with a remarkable tally of 124 goals in 269 games for the club. In acknowledging this challenge, Dessers humbly expressed, “Of course, Alfredo did amazing things for Rangers and at Ibrox, so it’s never easy to follow a good striker like he was. But on the other side, I can’t look at the past. I’m only here for the present and the future.”

The Belgian forward embraces the present opportunity to create his own legacy, hoping to forge a strong bond with the fans through his on-field performances and off-field contributions. Dessers exudes confidence, firmly believing that his dedication and hard work will pave the way for a successful partnership with the Rangers faithful, stating, “I hope to do some good things for Rangers and build a similar relationship with the fans, but that will depend on our relationship and the things I do on the pitch and off the pitch. I’m confident that will work.”

In a surprising revelation, Dessers addressed comments made by Neil Lennon, former manager of rival club Celtic, who disclosed that Dessers had been on their radar prior to Rangers securing his signature. In response, the determined striker admitted, “No, I didn’t know about that. I spoke a couple of times with Rangers in the past years, and the contact has also been close. So I’m happy to finally be here now, and it was possible to make the deal and arrive here.” Dessers, aware of the buzz surrounding his abilities, attributed the interest from both Celtic and Rangers to his goal-scoring prowess. He recognized that finding the back of the net consistently inevitably attracts attention from top clubs, asserting, “If you score goals, then you will probably be on some clubs’ radars.”