High-flying Leicester City are interested in signing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos in 2020, according to Bleacher Report.
Morelos, 22, is a key figure for the Scottish giants, and has already scored 22 goals in 22 appearances this season.
The Colombian has also cleaned up his discipline as well, in that he was dismissed three times last season, but has yet to see a red card so far this term.
Indeed, his good form has earned him call-ups to the national team, making his debut in September 2018.
The Foxes already have the Premier League’s top scorer in Jamie Vardy, boasting 11 goals to his name already as they sit second in the table.
Only Manchester City (35) have scored more than Brendan Rodgers’ men (29) in the league this season, with their remarkable form including a 9-0 hammering of Southampton.
While it may not appear that striking options is a problem for the 2016 Premier League champions, this may be more about planning for the future.
Vardy will turn 33 in January, and Morelos could be a long-term successor for the former England international.
Both fit the same mould; a fiery centre-forward with a relentless eye for goal that has helped both their sides into title contention in the early stages of the season.
With Steven Gerrard at the helm, it’s unlikely that Rangers would be willing to let Morelos go for anything less than a substantial fee. Indeed, back in March, Leicestershire Live reported that the Scottish giants – former rivals of Rodgers – valued the South American at around £20m.
Still, the Foxes did pull in £80 million with the sale of Harry Maguire in the summer, though, so it’s very likely that they have the financial power to get a move over the line.
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