But as the weeks have progressed, and Rangers have stood firm on their asking price, nothing has come to fruition.
Yet the 30-goal striker was spotted flying south to London yesterday and reports already have Rangers lining up Leeds United’s Kemar Roofe as a replacement.
But what if Morelos was to stay and Roofe was to sign on at Ibrox permanently?
Roofe, 26, hit 15 goals in the Championship last season and would represent a solid piece of business for the Ibrox club. He’s already hit the pre-season ground running with Leeds.
Reports claim that Roofe would cost Rangers £5m [Scottish Sun] and any move for the player largely depends on the future of Alfredo Morelos.
But Rangers are on the hunt for another forward with Kyle Lafferty’s time at the club seemingly coming to an end.
The prospect of having Morelos, Defoe and Roofe as our three striking options is a terrifying one for rival defenders. Greg Stewart is also capable of leading the line at Ibrox.
Couple this with the fact Kemar Roofe can play across the frontline and Rangers would have a versatile, explosive and deadly strikeforce.
And if any prospective Roofe signing is “replacing” anyone, it might not even be Alfredo Morelos.
After Liverpool have reportedly “blocked” a move for Ryan Kent [David Anderson], the athletic forward could fill the gap left by the tricky wide man.
The thought of having both Morelos and Roofe as striking options is an exciting prospect for Rangers fans.
And it can be the vital component to securing the hallowed 55 come May.
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