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Rangers boss Gerrard responds to reported Morelos transfer interest

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has responded to reported transfer interest in Alfredo Morelos, as quoted by the Daily Star.

The Colombian striker is on fire at the minute, netting 18 goals in 23 appearances so far this season [Soccerbase].

Morelos celebrates netting against Hearts at Tynecastle. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

To date, he’s been producing in both European and domestic competition, with ten goals in the former and following a brace against Ross County on Wednesday evening, eight in the latter.

Unsurprisingly, reports have suggested clubs like Crystal Palace [Scottish Sun] and St Etienne [Le10Sport] are preparing big-money swoops in January.

Yet, it doesn’t seem like the Gers boss is overly worried.

“They [teams] can have a look at him if they want, but he’s signed here for a long time,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Star. “We are enjoying having him, working with him, he’s in great form and enjoying his football.”

“He’s already at a massive club worldwide, so why would you need to change?”

Gerrard wants to keep working with the potent forward. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

Gerrard’s logic is sound here. If, come January, Rangers are still competing for the League title and are still in the Europa League, why would Morelos want to up sticks?

Sure, a club like Aston Villa can offer the glitz and glamour of the Premier League and that’s ultimately where Morelos wants to end up [talkSPORT].

Yet, to go there would mean giving up European football for the time being at least, as well as the chance to win things.

El Bufalo is so important to the club’s ambitions this season, that you have to think it would take an outrageously high offer to land for the club to even consider cashing in mid-season.

He’s bound to move on at some point, but here’s hoping he helps the club to 55 first.

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