Gerrard: Morelos might stay at Rangers

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Alfredo Morelos has been the focus of transfer speculation all summer
Alfredo Morelos has been the focus of transfer speculation all summer

Steven Gerrard has suggested it will be down to Alfredo Morelos and his agent to decide if he has a long-term future at Rangers, hinting that the Colombian might stay at Ibrox.

Morelos has been the focus of transfer speculation all summer but was back on the scoresheet on Thursday night as he scored his 20th European goal for Gers with a double in their 5-0 win over Lincoln Red Imps.

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Asked if Morelos might still be a Rangers player by the time the transfer window shuts in October, Gerrard said: “Of course there is still a possibility because no one knows what’s going to happen in the coming days and weeks.

“I said a few weeks back that in my situation you just take each day as it comes. The good thing is Alfredo is playing well, he’s in much better shape, he’s looking sharper, he’s scoring goals.

“And he’s looking happy, so we just take it day by day. I think that’s a question for Alfredo and his representation to answer, rather than myself, but for me at the moment he is fit and he’s available.”

Morelos was left out of the matchday squad for Rangers’ 2-0 win against Kilmarnock near the end of August – a decision described as “pretty simple” by Gerrard – who accused the striker of “taking his eye off the ball” amid interest from Lille.

Former Rangers striker and Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd described Morelos’ attitude as “disgraceful”, but Gerrard then backed his player and recalled him for the win over Hamilton the following week.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Dundee Utd
Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Dundee Utd

The 24-year-old’s latest scoring milestone follows last term’s incredible streak – when he became the first player to hit 14 goals before Christmas in a UEFA tournament – and in total he has scored 81 goals in 144 games for Rangers since signing for the club in 2017.

Summer transfer window – key dates and times

The summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5.

A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday, October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports‘ digital platforms, including with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.

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