Latest on Morelos to Lille

Latest on Morelos to Lille
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 01: Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates with Alfredo Morelos of Rangers after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League play-off match between Rangers and Galatasaray at Ibrox Stadium on October 01, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It has been unofficially confirmed that Rangers will not be selling Alfredo Morelos today, and do not expect any further interest in the striker to arrive from anywhere.

The Colombian’s future has been a subject of speculation for the best part of nearly three years, and he did look incredibly close to an exit after a £16.5M bid from France’s Lille.

But that bid, the biggest bid yet, was rejected, and the reported follow up of €20M (£18.6M) never materialised leaving Morelos without anywhere to go.

And Rangers do not expect that to change, meaning he remains at Ibrox till the next window at least, and if we’re honest, probably beyond.

Morelos will not attract further interest if he doesn’t improve his game, which while playing as a decent false 9 in recent weeks, certainly reverted to pure striker yesterday and was pretty atrocious.

His contribution is notably down on what it once was, and it appears that attitude has put off a tonne of suitors who have questions over his temperament and indeed discipline.

In short, we’re stuck with him, and probably for a long time.

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  1. I fear we have missed the Morelos gravy train. We can only hope he rediscovers some of the form that still lies within him. The thing with Morelos is that he is probably capable of scoring plenty of goals without reaching previous heights.

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