Sevilla and Brighton interested in Rangers star Morelos - report
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Sevilla and Brighton interested in Rangers star Morelos - report

Sevilla and Brighton are among three additional clubs interested in signing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to a Foot Mercato report.

Morelos is currently in Germany with the Rangers squad ahead of Thursday evening’s Europa League Last 16 second-leg clash against Bayer Leverkusen.

Alfredo Morelos in action for Rangers against Bayer Leverkusen. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, speculation is intensifying around the player’s future at the club.

In late July, Sky Sports reported that the striker had agreed personal terms ahead of a prospective move to Ligue 1 side Lille, but no transfer fee has yet been agreed.

Meanwhile, il Resto del Carlino via Glasgow Live, recently reportedly that Morelos was on a two-man shortlist for Serie A club Bologna.

Now, Foot Mercato have provided an update.

The French outlet claims that three further big clubs are interested in the Colombia international.

It’s suggested that La Liga giants Sevilla, Premier League Brighton and Italian club Sassuolo have all made contact with Morelos’ representatives without making a concrete offer.

The player himself allegedly favours a switch to Lille, but the Gers are holding out for an offer of €20 million, while Lille still haven’t given up hope of landing their number one target, Jonathan David.

Brighton and Sevilla are amongst the club’s said to be interested in Rangers forward Morelos. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

Verdict

That’s a lot to digest, but it’s clear that El Bufalo is a man in demand.

Scoring 59 goals across the last two seasons has gained him deserved recognition across Europe, with all five reportedly interested clubs playing in high-profile leagues.

Following the signings of Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten, though, Rangers are in a strong position.

They don’t need to sell in order to free up funds to sign a replacement striker and there’s plenty of time remaining in the transfer window.

Perhaps, if the Gers bide their time, the club’s mentioned here will start to put firm offers on the table and Morelos’ price will be driven up yet further.