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Alfredo Morelos Admits He Will Probably Leave Rangers This Summer

Alfredo Morelos Admits He Will Probably Leave Rangers This Summer

Despite Celtic currently holding an eight point lead in the SPL title race, it can't really be denied that Rangers have improved somewhat under Steven Gerrard. While they have had a number of questionable results, they seem a stronger team than they have done in the past few seasons.

Much of that is down to the form of controversial striker Alfredo Morelos. Despite his obvious disciplinary issues, he has found his form in front of goal, notching 28 times so far this season. If Rangers are to stop Celtic's push for ten in-a-row, Morelos would likely be the key.

Except it looks like he may not be at the club for too much longer. That is because the Colombian striker says he is likely to leave Ibrox this summer, after he attracted interest from a number of sides outside of Scotland.

Speaking to a radio station in his homeland (h/t The Express), Morelos said he is likely to head for the exit doors at the end of the current campaign:

There are many teams interested in me and a lot of them have watched me play. Most likely my transfer will be this summer.

With the amount of goals I have scored, I know it has been noticed by European clubs. I have always said I would like to play in the English Premier League.

But my initial aim is to play in the Copa America this summer, which has always been a dream of mine. My mentality is that I have to keep working hard to get a place in the squad.

The Scottish league is a very physical one, but it's at a very high level.

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Celtic fans will likely be delighted to see the back of the striker, after he was involved in a couple of controversial incidents in Old Firm games in recent times. Seeing Rangers lose a 30 goal per season striker will also no doubt go down a treat.

This would be a major blow for Steven Gerrard in his attempts to build a team capable of competing for trophies. Replacing that amount of goals will be no easy task, especially with a restricted budget. While it appeared that the window for an SPL title may have opened after the departure of Brendan Rodgers, this transfer could close it immediately.

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Gary Connaughton

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