Rangers fans have taken to social media to implore star striker Alfredo Morelos to stay at the club.
The 24-year-old is contracted until 2023 but has been heavily linked with a move away from Ibrox in recent times.
Sky Sports reported last weekend that he had agreed personal terms with Ligue 1 side Lille and although Steven Gerrard claims the French club are still some way off the Gers’ valuation [Rangers FC Twitter], more bids are expected soon.
The Daily Record reports that Lille are lining up a £17m bid, while it’s also suggested that the forward is a high priority target for recently promoted Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.
Morelos hasn’t always got it right since arriving in Glasgow in 2017, struggling to maintain his on-field discipline and fluffing his lines on several occasions on derby day.
However, his overall goalscoring record is very strong, with his six strikes in six 2019/20 Europa League group stage outings particularly impressive.
He has established himself as a massive fan favourite at Ibrox and it’s clear that many supporters don’t want him to go, even if his departure would bring a big payday for the club.
El Bufalo tweeted on Friday evening in response to winning the Sam English Bowl for finishing as Rangers’ top goalscorer last season and fans took the opportunity to plead with him to stay.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
— John (@JohnMcIntosh19) July 31, 2020
Chances of you staying Alfredo?
One in a million! ? pic.twitter.com/sj7QROdvja
— Albertz3 (@King_Albertz) July 31, 2020
— Aaron 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@Aaron83902424) July 31, 2020
No one will ever love you as much as us pic.twitter.com/J1WRjcwAAT
— Jack (@Jack70810891) July 31, 2020
— Ross Gordon (@rosco_g) July 31, 2020
Please stay buff
— Kieran Beaton (@Beaton_96) July 31, 2020
PLEASE STAY Alfredo
— Alan McNamara (@AlaaMcNamara) July 31, 2020
Don’t go my love.
— 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐭 (@RakoTuke) July 31, 2020
Become a Legend Alfredo. Help win Rangers the title then you can go away a real Hero. 🏆
— Scotty T (@ScottyTrfc) July 31, 2020
Don’t do this to me ☹️
— C (@C1872__) July 31, 2020
— Carzybear. (@Carzy1994) July 31, 2020
With Jermain Defoe out injured, Morelos is near certain to lead the line for Rangers in this afternoon’s Premiership opener against Aberdeen.