Rangers may have seen Morelos play last game at Ibrox - McLeish

By Alex McLeish

8th Apr, 2022 | 8:00am

Alfredo Morelos may have played last Rangers game after Ibrox source's £13m+ reveal - McLeish

Alex McLeish has admitted Alfredo Morelos may have played his final game for Rangers after suffering a season-ending injury.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers boss insisted losing the 25-year-old is a “massive blow” for Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Rangers confirmed on Tuesday (5 April) that Morelos has undergone surgery on a thigh injury and will return to training in pre-season.

A Rangers source told Football Insider today (7 April) that club chiefs are braced for summer offers for Morelos and fear he may have played his last game for the club.

The striker is out of contract in 2023 but the Gers are set to hold out for a £13million-plus transfer fee this summer.

McLeish admitted the injury blow could spell the end of the Colombian’s time at Ibrox.

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Asked if he thought Morelos may have played his last game for Rangers, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Listen, you couldn’t rule it out.

“It’s a massive blow because who else do you turn to now in terms of getting goals?

“I like Roofe but I think he has to play with somebody up front. I don’t think he’s a lone striker. I do feel he needs a foil to play with. Who that foil is going to be, I don’t really know.”

Morelos has played 224 times for Rangers so far, with 113 goals and 51 assists under his belt.

He scored 19 times in 42 games this season before his injury setback.

Kemar Roofe and Fashion Sakala have also featured regularly up front under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

The Dutch manager also has Cedric Itten, who returned from a loan move in January, to call upon.

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