Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has broken his silence on that reported £13.7m Lille interest [FootMercato] as the Ligue 1 club admit publicly they admire the striker.

The powerful forward was speaking as reports claim that the French side are to test Rangers’ resolve with an £18m move in the coming weeks [Scottish Sun].

In a relaxed mood, Morelos told Colombian media outlet WinSportsTV that whilst it will be “good” to go to a more competitive league, the striker remains committed to Rangers.

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Morelos was in patient and relaxed mood as he spoke to the Colombian media about the reported interest from Lille. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“There is a lot of speculation in the press about my transfer to another team,” said Morelos.

“We are waiting, playing the games well and if the opportunity comes, it is welcome.

“There are several options, we are focused on what is being done, preparing well for the league here. There are clubs that have spoken, but formally there is no agreement.

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“The decision is mine and I hope it will be good to go to a more competitive league if I decide. For now I am focused, doing things well and waiting for everything to happen from the hand of God.

“If they make me choose between the European leagues, I like them all, it’s time to make a decision. Now I am waiting because there is nothing concrete, it will be known when it is fixed.”

The striker also paid tribute to the Ibrox faithful for the support they have shown him over the three years he has been in Glasgow and certainly shows no intention of slowing down at Rangers.

 

“Rangers fans love me so much because I have done things well and love the shirt,” said Morelos.

“They have supported me through thick and thin. I have done positive things for my career and my family.

“I don’t pay attention to the negative things people say about me.”

The striker’s comments come as Lille president Gerard Lopez admitted the Ligue 1 outfit are interested in the player.

“As for Morelos, it’s true he’s a player who interests us. It’s also true that he’s interested in LOSC,” said Lopez [RMC Sport].

“But we’re in the middle of a discussion, nothing is done.”

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For now, Alfredo Morelos remains a Rangers player and is fully focused on the club’s trip to Aberdeen this weekend. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The refreshing thing to take from all this – whilst it appears Lille may well be preparing another bid – is that Morelos remains focused on Rangers regardless.

The striker appears to understand that the club have an asking price in place for him and respects everything that Rangers have done for his career so far.

With the Scottish Premiership curtain-raiser against Aberdeen on the horizon, if Morelos is called upon you can bet his focus will remain on repaying the fans who’ve elevated his game.

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