Cyriel Dessers: The Perfect Replacement for Rangers Hero Alfredo Morelos, Set to Smash the 20-Goal Barrier

In the wake of Alfredo Morelos’ departure from Rangers, all eyes are on Cyriel Dessers, the Nigerian striker who has been hailed as the perfect candidate to fill the void left by the Colombian star. Despite Morelos’ underwhelming final season at Ibrox, his contributions in securing the historic title 55 and halting Celtic’s 10-in-a-row quest have solidified his status as a Rangers hero. Nevertheless, Dessers has been endorsed to not only replicate Morelos’ impact but to surpass it.

With the departure of their star striker, Rangers are ushering in a new era under the guidance of Michael Beale, who has already made three notable signings. The focus now lies on securing a forward capable of revitalizing the team’s attacking prowess and reclaiming domestic supremacy from Celtic. While a potential deal for Atalanta’s Sam Lammers remains on the horizon, Rangers are also making strides in their pursuit of Dessers, who currently plies his trade at the Italian club Cremonense.

Despite a challenging season in Serie A, Dessers’ goal-scoring struggles were largely attributed to playing for a relegated team that lacked creative opportunities. However, former Ger Sergio Porrini firmly believes that Dessers possesses the qualities necessary to thrive in Glasgow. Porrini stated to the Scottish Daily Express, “He can score more than 20 goals, I’m sure of that. Fifteen goals would be the first target, but if he starts well, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him score more than 20.”

Recognizing the magnitude of the task at hand, Porrini acknowledged that Dessers faces a considerable challenge in replacing the revered Morelos. However, he expressed confidence in the Nigerian’s ability to surpass expectations, stating, “He’s the sort of player the fans will love. He’s at the right age, has good experience and won’t be fazed about replacing a player like Morelos. He’s played in a number of good leagues and scored goals. He’ll be confident in his ability.”

Porrini also highlighted Dessers’ physical presence, which he believes suits the Scottish game. “Rangers would be signing a very good striker. He will suit Scottish football more than maybe Italian football. He looks to be the right fit for Rangers,” Porrini added. Recognizing the contrasting demands of playing for a smaller team in Italy, Porrini emphasized the advantage of joining a prominent club like Rangers, where offensive opportunities are more abundant. He explained, “If he is a first-choice striker for Rangers, he’ll score a lot. It’s a lot easier than playing for a small team here in Italy. Rangers are a big team and club and most of the time they are in possession and are attacking.”

Assessing Dessers’ previous stint in Serie A, Porrini acknowledged the difficulties faced by the Nigerian forward in a struggling team. “Cyriel did well in Serie A. It was a relatively young team and they ended up being relegated. Cyriel scored a few goals in the league and cup. He maybe didn’t score as many as he’d like, but he didn’t really play in a team who created a lot of chances or attacked a lot,” Porrini explained. Despite the limitations imposed by his team, Porrini commended Dessers’ ability to create opportunities for himself, dubbing him a “predator” in front of goal.

As Rangers embark on a new chapter, the arrival of Cyriel Dessers brings hope and anticipation. With the backing of former Ger Sergio Porrini, Dessers appears poised to embrace the challenge of replacing a revered figure like Alfredo Morelos and lead the Rangers’ attack to new heights. Time will tell whether Dessers can exceed expectations and etch his name alongside the club’s legendary strikers of the past.


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