Top five Euro league high-flyers still monitoring Rangers star's situation - report
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Lille continue to monitor Rangers star amid push for Ligue 1 glory - report

Ligue 1 high-flyers Lille are continuing to monitor Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to the Scotsman.

The French club were linked with Morelos throughout the last transfer window and reportedly had a £16m offer rejected by the Gers [Scotsman].

Ligue 1 club Lille have been linked with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos for some time. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

They eventually turned their attention elsewhere, bringing in Jonathan David from Gent for a club-record €30 million (£27.1m) [Goal].


Earlier in the summer, they had also brought in Turkey international Burak Yilmaz, while they managed to hold onto major asset Jonathan Ikone.

David has struggled in front of goal, netting just twice in 17 Ligue 1 appearances, but Lille have made a strong start to the campaign and are currently second in the table, only behind Lyon on goal difference, as they eye a first top-flight title since 2010/11.

It seems Lille still may not be content with their attacking firepower, though, with the Scotsman claiming that they continue to monitor Morelos.

To date, El Bufalo has had a disappointing individual campaign, with his goal return substantially lower than at this point last season.

Morelos has had a frustrating campaign to date. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He has eight goals from 26 appearances in all competitions, in comparison to 28 goals in 34 appearances by this time last year.

It’s a stark contrast but his role in the team has changed somewhat, while the arrival of both Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten in the summer has ensured that he’s no longer a guaranteed starter.

Yet, he remains an important part of Steven Gerrard’s plans, and with Roofe looking set for a period on the sidelines with a quad strain, the Gers manager will be particularly keen not to lose Morelos, who is contracted until 2023, this month.

It is likely that some less influential players will leave Ibrox in the coming weeks, though, and a transfer report has suggested that Gerrard is considering a U-turn regarding two players.

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