A number of Glasgow Rangers fans are begging for Alfredo Morelos to remain at Ibrox amid transfer speculation surrounding the 24-year-old.
Journalist Pipe Sierra tweeted (via @PipeSierraR) that Lille have submitted a bid in the region of €20m (£18.6m) for the Colombian striker, with the Ligue 1 club having reportedly agreed terms with the player over the summer.
Morelos has scored 82 goals in 145 appearances for the ‘Gers, including 29 last season, and has begun the 2020/21 campaign with five goals in seven games despite lingering speculation over his future at the club.
His importance to the Ibrox cause has been amplified by recent injuries to fellow strikers Jermain Defoe, who only just returned in Sunday’s draw at Hibernian, Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe, who is set to miss the next few games. Greg Stewart, the other centre-forward in Steven Gerrard’s squad, has scored only three times in 28 games for the club.
Should Rangers accept Lille's reported £18.6m bid for Morelos?
After news of Lille’s bid for Morelos emerged, these ‘Gers fans on Twitter are pleading for the club to retain the services of the “irreplaceable” 24-year-old:
Honestly if we get rid of Alfie we ain’t winning the league end of https://t.co/7BLk6SUuua
— Ryan Jones (@RyJones93) September 21, 2020
We get rid of Morelos and we can forget the league https://t.co/SUU2UdQ5hG
— AB (@AlexBurrows112) September 20, 2020
I would agree with you but unfortunately Morelos is by far our best striker.Roofe looks good but he’s injury prone and doesn’t look like a 20+ goal a season and the same could be said about Defoe.Itten we don’t know about yet meaning it would be a huge risk selling Morelos.
— TrueBlue72🇬🇧 (@True_Blue_1872) September 20, 2020
Freddo must stay
— loading….. (@JamesBrownIsDe2) September 21, 2020
he’s irreplaceable at the moment. I dont want to see him go now
— Cal (@itamcal) September 20, 2020
With the injury to Roofe & Defoe just back if we sell Morelos and don’t bring someone else in we’ve no chance of the title
— THE REAL John Mason (@johnmasonrtid) September 20, 2020
‘Gers fans, is Morelos genuinely irreplaceable at this moment in time? Can your team win the Premiership without him? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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