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Report: Alfredo Morelos On Verge Of Leaving Rangers

Report: Alfredo Morelos On Verge Of Leaving Rangers

Alfredo Morelos is on the verge of leaving Rangers and joining Lille.

French outlet RMC Sport reported on Sunday that the Ligue 1 side have reached an agreement with the Colombian striker.

It's said that negotiations have begun between Lille and Rangers regarding the 24-year-old.

Morelos joined Rangers from HJK Helsinki in 2017, scoring 18 goals in his first season with the club, 30 in his second and 29 last season.

Morelos was recently the subject of online racist abuse. Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson said in a statement that anyone "unable to support our players, regardless of their background" would not be welcome at Ibrox.

Morelos's departure would leave Rangers manager Steven Gerrard with a major gap in his squad.

"We haven't got enough options in the number nine area at the moment," Gerrard said after his side's friendly win against Coventry.

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"We're actively looking to strengthen in that area. We have to be patient and try and get the right one in.

"We can't just make a decision for the short term. We have to look at the big picture and the long term.

"We'll only go in for the right name who can help us over 60 games rather than someone who can help us for the next few weeks.

"We need more. I have told the club that, I've been honest and open with what I feel we need.

"In terms of where we are at from a financial point of view, they are questions for other people - but I have made it quite clear that we need to add to what we've got.

"We need to add players into the 11 to make us stronger and then, naturally, that will make the squad stronger. At the moment, we still need to get people in the door."

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