Journalist claims Rangers star 'agrees personal terms' amid £15m transfer links
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Journo claims Rangers star 'agrees personal terms' amid £15m links

French football journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi is claiming that Lille have agreed personal terms with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

The RMC Sport broadcaster believes that Ligue 1 Lille and Rangers are now negotiating a price for the Colombian firebrand.

The news comes after reports were linking the 24-year-old striker with a move to the French side to the tune of £15m earlier in the week [Daily Mail, 23/07/20, p.89].

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos came in for over-the-top criticism from some Rangers fans for his reaction to being subbed in the 2-0 friendly win over Coventry.

Steven Gerrard played down the response and claimed the change was intended to keep Morelos’ fresh for Rangers’ season-opener against Aberdeen next week.

“We don’t a lot of options at number nine so I had to be sensible with Alfredo and get him off the pitch,” said Gerrard [Premier Sports].

“I don’t need an injury or unnecessary suspension in that area so that’s the reason I took him off.

Morelos himself also told Colombian radio station Caracol that he was “focused on Rangers” amid all the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the club.

Even if he did say a move to France could interest him.

“There are a lot of rumours about my future, but right now I am focused on Rangers,” said Morelos [Radio Caracol].

Rangers fans may well be praying the club can keep a hold of their star striker in the coming weeks amid claims he has agreed personal terms with Lille. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I really like the leagues in England, Spain and France. Any of those three could be a nice opportunity because they are regarded as at a higher level than Scotland.”

Rangers are believed to value Morelos around £20m, with the striker scoring 77 goals and laying on 29 assists in 137 games for the club since joining from HJK Helsinki in the summer of 2017.

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