Alfredo Morelos says he is happy at Rangers but will continue to survey the opportunities in front of him ahead of the summer transfer market.
Speaking on Colombia’s Win Sports channel, with quotes relayed by The Scottish Sun, the 24-year-old Gers goal machine opened up on his past problems with manager Steven Gerrard while professing his affection for Light Blues supporters.
He said: “Steven Gerrard is a legend and a great person. I have had difficulties with him, but we have fixed it. He showed confidence in me and I have responded. We have a nice relationship.
“I feel happy in Scotland and I love representing my country too.
“When we won the league everything was crazy. People lived it to the fullest because it had been ten years without winning the League.
“It was something very nice because people came out and enjoyed it. I am very proud to get the title.
“I am happy at Rangers and I want to win the Cup with them. If opportunities come up for me, we will analyse them.”
Glimmer of hope?
There have been numerous times over the past four years where we have become almost resigned to the fact that Morelos will depart Ibrox.
Perhaps last summer was the closest he came with French side Lille firmly in the mix for his signature and it looked like that failed move affected him at times this season as he failed to fire with the same regularity as before.
But he has hit back and he has eight goals in his last 12 games while he has also been a creator of goals as evidenced in home and away ties with Royal Antwerp in the Europa League round of 32, where he registered four direct assists and made himself a handful.
His fourth season in Glasgow is coming to a close and it might be expected that he will finally leave on a high note after helping to guide the Gers to the Scottish Premiership title to shatter Celtic dreams of 10-in-a-row.
But these latest comments are giving us another grain of hope that he will see out another year at Rangers, and the likelihood of Champions League football at Ibrox next season could be the key.
Just one more year that’s all we want Alfie, then maybe one more, and another…
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