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Alex McLeish has claimed that Rangers can afford to turn down big offers for star man Alfredo Morelos amid interest elsewhere.

The Colombian has been linked with an Ibrox exit for years now, with Steven Gerrard claiming his European form will be impressing outsiders.

McLeish has insisted that “money talks”, but that the main goal at Auchenhowie will be bringing major trophies back to Glasgow this season.

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Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “In this modern era of football players can leave at the drop of a hat now.

“Obviously, there has to be conversation measures and often for someone like Morelos, they are very high. Rangers could afford to turn down suitors over the past year, he’s been linked with a lot of different moves.

“Time will tell, often money talks, but right now, I think Gerrard will have every Rangers player will have them all totally focused on winning major trophies this season.”

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Morelos has been a different animal since the Europa League has returned.

In the 5-2 victory at Ibrox against Antwerp last week, the South American scored and delivered two assists, with the Belgians simply unable to handle him.

Ross Wilson did claim earlier in the season that the Gers may need to sell one or two players each year to keep the club sustainable.

McLeish believes that all focus will be on the silverware until the season is finished, but this success will surely bring interested parties; prepare for a busy summer.

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