Rangers key player confirms Mark Allen talks, makes admission about English interest

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has admitted that clubs from England will be watching him ahead of the summer transfer window.

Morelos, 21, was the subject of a bid from Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande earlier this year but he committed his future to Ibrox by signing a new long-term deal last month.

Now, the Colombian forward has claimed that he is a fan of the Premier League and has suggested that there will be teams interested in him.

“I like the English Premier League very much,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“Scotland’s football is very close to the Premier League, even our league has a very similar name to it.

“I know clubs from all over England will be watching me and that encourages me to do well.”

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Morelos has been a key player for the Light Blues this season and has made 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring 17 goals in the process.

After an offer was made for him in January the ex-HJK Helsinki forward has hinted that the media had made a bit of a circus out of the situation, insisting that he remained calm throughout the process after talks with director of football Mark Allen and manager Graeme Murty.

“At the beginning of the year a Chinese team – Guangzhou Evergrande – made an offer for me, but Rangers rejected it,” he added.

“The issue is already closed. The media here have speculated a lot after that, but everything was calm with me.

“I didn’t talk to the chairman, I had a a short conversation with the manager and the sports director, but it was about my performance.”

Football Insider verdict

Morelos’ form has definitely faltered after the January transfer window slammed shut but he is still key to helping Rangers get back on top of Scottish football. It was without doubt the best thing that Pedro Caixinha in signing Morelos for just £1million in the summer because either way the Gers will make a lot of money off him or get a lot of goals. There will surely be interest in him again in the summer but the Glasgow giants need to hope that his form improves sooner rather than later with just two goals in his last nine league outings.

In other Rangers news, an outspoken BBC pundit has slammed this Gers player after the draw with Motherwell, claiming he was “unbelievably bad”.

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