By Jason Jones

23rd Aug, 2020 | 12:55pm

Fabio Capello backs reported AC Milan interest in Rangers ace Morelos

Former England manager Fabio Capello has thrown his support behind AC Milan’s reported interest in Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. 

The Colombian has been linked with a potential exit from Ibrox for some time now, with Football Insider suggesting that the Italian giants have made contact over a potential summer move.

Morelos was left out of the Gers’ squad to face Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon amid claims that he is distracted by the ongoing transfer saga surrounding him.

And should he leave Glasgow in the coming weeks, Capello – who used to manage Milan – has suggested that his former club could be a good fit for the South American.

As quoted by the Sunday Post, he said: “From what I have seen of Morelos myself, I think he is a very strong player, both physically and technically.

“I know the club very well.

“Ricky Massara and Paolo Maldini [the club’s sporting and technical directors] are very good at their jobs, and if they are following him, then I am sure they consider him to be an excellent player.”

What does this mean for Morelos’ future at Ibrox?

The writing is surely on the wall for El Bufalo.

For him to be left out of Steven Gerrard’s squad yesterday is one thing, but for the boss to then come out afterwards and suggest that it was an “easy” decision would seemingly hint at there being something very, very wrong.

The one saving grace in all of this is that Rangers look well-equipped to deal with his departure, whenever that may be.

Kemar Roofe came in for Morelos yesterday and found the back of the net in his first ever start for the club.

If he can keep up that impressive introduction, we could be asking ourselves ‘Alfredo who?’ in the very near future.

In other Rangers news, Alex Bruce has hailed this player’s start to the season.