Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has told Colombian outlet Blu Radio that he is open to leaving Ibrox in the January transfer window, after blasting 18 goals in just 23 league and cup appearances this season.
Morelos, 23, has been in absolutely blistering form this season – laying on five assists for Rangers as well as scoring 18 times. The biggest improvement from last season, though, is his discipline which has got dramatically better.
In 2018-19, he was sent off five times. This season, he has picked up just four yellow cards. There has been plenty of interest in Morelos since he joined Rangers, especially considering he has scored 66 goals in 114 games.
French outlet Le 10 Sport even claimed last week that Ligue 1 St. Etienne are interested in Morelos, with former Leicester boss Claude Puel looking to spend in January. Morelos stated that he is keeping his options open ahead of the January window.
“So far there is nothing official. There is a lot of speculation of teams that put messages, but there is nothing, but if there is something concrete then I will let you know. I want to make way for a bigger, more competitive league,” Morelos said.
TBR’s view – Worrying for Rangers, but Morelos exit is inevitable
For Rangers, unfortunately, your star striker cannot score 18 goals in just 23 matches – including one in the Estadio do Dragao against Porto in the Europa League – and expect him to avoid any interest.
The worrying thing, is that Morelos is seemingly keen on a move away from Ibrox – just days after Tweeting “Mon the Gers” which seemed to be a sign of loyalty to Rangers fans.
St. Etienne will not be the only side interested in the Colombia international, especially after his latest comments.