Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider that it is only a matter of time until Alfredo Morelos leaves Glasgow Rangers.
The Colombia international has been continually linked with a move away from Ibrox this summer, with it even being reported that he has agreed personal terms with Lille. Despite the speculation, though, the 24-year-old still started against St Mirren on Sunday, with him scoring twice in a 3-0 victory.
However, Phillips does not believe that this will lead to him staying at the club in the long-term. He explained:
“I would say it is only a matter of time.
“I would imagine there is a lot going on in the background. You do not make two signings like that unless something is happening.
“I would not be surprised if he moves on in the next week or so. Whether that be to a Premier League or abroad I do not know.
“I would not say that his days are numbered but I do not imagine he will be a Rangers player at the end of this transfer window.”
In all fairness, this is not much of a shocking prediction – it appears increasingly unlikely that the ‘Gers will be able to hold on to their star striker. After all, he has scored 79 goals in 140 matches since joining the 54-time Scottish champions for £1.08m in 2017.
Will Morelos still be at Rangers by the end of the transfer window?
Lille look to be the favourites to capture his services, and it appears that Steven Gerrard has already looked to replace him with the signings of Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten. As important as Morelos has been, it looks as if the ‘Gers will need to plan for a future without him.
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