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Steven Gerrard leaves Ibrox for Aston Villa and now West Ham may be able to double Rangers' misery
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Steven Gerrard leaves Ibrox for Aston Villa and now West Ham may be able to double Rangers' misery

Steven Gerrard has left Ibrox to take over as manager of Aston Villa and now West Ham may be able to pile more misery onto Rangers.

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Gerrard was announced as the new Aston Villa boss this morning after Dean Smith was sacked from his role at Villa Park.

The Liverpool legend left Rangers in the lurch in the process.

The Gers fans will be fuming today, especially after Gerrard bullishly declared that he was happy at Ibrox just two weeks ago!

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West Ham now have a great chance to make the Rangers fans even more angry, however.

David Moyes has been heavily linked with one of the Gers’ best players recently.

And perhaps our task of prising him away from Ibrox will now be an easier one.

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Steven Gerrard leaving Ibrox for Aston Villa means West Ham could double Rangers’ misery

The Hammers have been linked with a move to sign Gers hitman Alfredo Morelos on numerous occasions over the past year or so (the Sun).

It will take around £20 million to prise him away from Rangers (Daily Record).

And with Moyes’s desperate need to sign a new striker in January, the Colombian hitman would be an excellent addition for the Scot.

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The 25-year-old has racked up 101 goals and 45 assists in 202 appearances for the Gers (Transfermarkt).

The problem West Ham faced was that Gerrard absolutely loved Morelos and wanted to keep him at Rangers. Meanwhile, the Colombian loved playing for the former Gers boss (Daily Record).

The cats have been put amongst the pigeons now though.

And we think that West Ham could take advantage of any kind of uncertainty that Morelos now may have at Ibrox.

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Perhaps the Colombian would now be open to swapping Glasgow for East London. And Gerrard taking over at Aston Villa may end up helping Moyes solve the current centre-forward issue at West Ham.

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