Why Manchester City could hand Rangers a £20m boost this summer, involving Alfredo Morelos - TBR View

Porto are reportedly keen on signing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos this summer. The Colombia international has been strongly linked with a move over the past couple of transfer windows. That is likely to be no different this time around. But Manchester City could help Rangers keep him.

Morelos, 25, failed to hit the goalscoring heights he has become renowned for in Scottish football last season. However, the Colombian powerhouse still managed to score 17 and create 13 more for Steven Gerrard’s side. Indeed, Morelos dropped deeper and was more involved in the build up.

Porto are keen. The Scottish Sun claim that Rangers are preparing themselves to receive an offer of £10million from Champions League side Porto. It is claimed, though, that Rangers are looking for a fee between £15million and £20million for Morelos. Manchester City could help.

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Why Manchester City could help Rangers keep Morelos

Porto are not only interested in Morelos, as the Portuguese outfit look to bring in a striker. Another name on their list is Lukas Nmecha. The German striker netted an impressive 21 goals in 41 games for Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht last season. He has returned to City, following that loan.

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A recent report claimed Leipzig were set to sign Nmecha for £8.5million. But now it is claimed Porto want him – according to Jornal de Noticias, as per Glasgow Live. Indeed, Porto may find that Nmecha – who is younger than Morelos – is also available for a smaller fee.

Comparing Morelos and Nmecha, Porto would surely consider the latter. He is younger, cheaper and scored more goals last season. Porto also have a solid connection with the Premier League champions. That might just help Rangers keep Morelos this summer, with Porto going after Machester City star Nmecha instead.

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