Rangers fans have pleaded with Alfredo Morelos on Twitter to stay at Ibrox as the weekend clash against Hibernian looms.

El Bufalo has been the subject of near-constant transfer speculation this summer and endured a poor start to the season in Light Blue.

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Alfredo Morelos has started 2020/21 slowly.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old netted twice in the first home game of the campaign against St Mirren but struggled to make an impact against Aberdeen and Livingston and was left out of the squad against Kilmarnock as Steven Gerrard questioned the player’s efforts in training [BBC Sport].

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He put in the hard yards over the international break, though, and returned to form on Thursday evening, netting twice after coming off the bench in the 5-0 win over Lincoln Red Imps.

The Colombian international tapped home from close range in the 67th minute and rounded off the scoring with an excellent chipped finish two minutes from time.

On Friday, the player retweeted footage of his goals, adding the love heart eyes, a buffalo and a football emoji as his caption, prompting many Bears to plead with him to stay at the club.

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Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

 

The opposition may not have been high quality, but the striker – who played with stitches after picking up a nasty gash against Dundee United – looked back to his old self in Gibraltar ahead of a big test at Easter Road this weekend.

Alfredo Morelos celebrates scoring for Rangers against Hibernian at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With some doubts lingering over the fitness of Kemar Roofe and the likes of Joe Aribo and Brandon Barker definitely sidelined, it’s likely that Morelos will start against Hibs, either ahead of or as well as Cedric Itten.

He has a strong record against the Edinburgh club, netting five times against them so far during his time in Scotland and Gerrard will be hoping he can produce the goods once again on Sunday.

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