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Report: Steven Gerrard handed boost as Rangers ace Morelos returns to Scotland

Steven Gerrard has been handed a boost after the latest report about Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos.

What’s the story?

According to O Jogo, the Colombian has returned to Scotland to start his 10-day self-isolation.

It means the South American will miss the start of the Scottish Premiership season and the first leg of their Champions League tie.

As a result, it also hands a blow to Porto in their attempts to sign the centre-forward.

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The Portuguese giants have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old this summer.

They were even tipped by ex-Gers ace Daniel Candeias to sign the ‘magnificent‘ forward. But, if he is back in Scotland and self-isolating, the suggestion is he is going nowhere. He would only have to start the process all over again if he then moved on next month and there isn’t much time for that.

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Gerrard and Rangers can now plan for new season with Morelos

The worry for Gerrard and Rangers would have been, how could they replace Morelos this summer?

Despite his flaws, the ace was a major influence in the title race last season.

Morelos scored the joint-second most goals for the club, helping them beat Celtic to the Scottish league title.

And we have already seen how hard it can be to replace a departing striker.

Celtic have been struggling in their search for an Odsonne Edouard replacement.

The Frenchman reportedly wants to leave the club. However, the Hoops can’t seem to find a transfer that suits them.

The latest news will be music to the ears of Gerrard.

He might have been saved from the headache of replacing the Colombia international for what could have cost millions.

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