Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has insisted that he wants Alfredo Morelos to remain at Ibrox, despite interest in the Colombian striker, but admits every player has their price.

Morelos has been subject of constant speculation over his future for the last two years and Gerrard knows the Gers need to keep their best players if they are to be successful.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 04: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 04, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Ibrox boss admits he can’t control what other clubs do when it comes to looking at players and is braced for bids to come in for the Colombian goal machine.

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“Alfredo is a fantastic footballer,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“He scores goals in big volumes and I’m really looking forward to him getting match fit, up to speed and ready to play.

“But I suppose what you want me to say is, whether he will be here next year. That’s the million-dollar question.

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“I want all my best players here, I’ve said that many times.

 

For us to be successful, we need our best players fit, available and out there on the pitch.

“But you and I know that every player has his price. Will we get bids for our best players? It’s quite possible.

“That’s something I can’t control, so it’s something we are just going to have to manage going forward.”

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 28: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers FC in action during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Feyenoord and Rangers FC at De Kuip on November 28, 2019 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Morelos scored 29 times last season as he enjoyed another impressive campaign before his form dropped after the winter break as the the Gers toiled.

If he is sold, Rangers will bank a hefty sum to allow Gerrard to continue to strengthen his squad – although there’s far from any guarantee that he’d be able to replace El Bufalo’s goals.

 

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