It is no more a secret that Ibrox star Alfredo Morelos is keen to play in a more competitive league and has gained attention from several Premier League clubs with Leicester City, West Ham and Everton being the front-runners. Leicester boss Brendon Rodgers and Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti highly admire the Colombian international and believe that he is capable of taking the step forward from SPL to the Premier League.
Alfredo Morelos has constantly kept up his scoring record at Rangers, he was in great form at the start of the season before his seeing his form drop drastically – just like the rest of his team, after the winter break.
The Columbian has scored an average of 0.66 goals per 90 minutes he’s been on the pitch, which is just less than his Rangers teammate Jermain Defoe and his overall goals/game ratio currently places him at 6th out of 259 Premiership players.
Since his move from HJK Helsinki, he has scored a total of 77 goals and assisted 29 times in 137 matches for Rangers in three seasons, spectacular returns that has subsequently seen him linked to some of the bigger teams in the English league.
Football Insider has been told that Everton are very keen on Alfredo Morelos and are planning to make a move when the transfer window opens. Rangers are now expected to cash in on the star striker but, at a fairly lower price than the amount that was earlier expected.
A move to Goodison Park could certainly be beneficial to both parties as Morelos (24) can significantly boost the attacking prowess of any team who are lacking pacey options up-front. Moreover, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is actively on the hunt for a striker after being unimpressed with Moise Kean and his inability to keep hold of his place in the starting XI.
Alongside the Premier League bigwigs, Qatari side Al-Duhail are also said to weighing up a move for Rangers striker according to previous reports from the Daily Mail and his consistent and prolific strike record means a number of other clubs will also soon join the queue as the situation normalises and finances become clearer over the course of the break.
Along with other Scottish teams, Rangers have also been significantly hit by a crisis due to COVID-19. It was earlier estimated that the asking price for Morelos was about €25-30m, but the after-effects of the pandemic mean that the transfer fee has now dropped down to somewhat around €15m. Gers supporters will surely feel hard done by this current situation of the club and the prospective transfer of their key player, given that, he still has three years left on his contract.
Rangers meanwhile have repeatedly stated their interest in retaining the services of their star striker and it remains to be see if they can still actually do so.