By Nick Ware

26th Jun, 2021 | 9:40am

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos agrees personal terms with Porto

Rangers striker Alfredo has agreed personal terms with Portuguese giants Porto, according to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur.

The Twitter-verified journalist, with over 100,000 followers, made the claim on his personal Twitter profile on Saturday morning.

He wrote: “Porto coach Sergio Conceicao has asked for the transfer of Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. Talks were held with Morelos and Rangers. Morelos agreed with Porto on personal terms.”

This news comes two days after Portuguese radio station Antena 1 reported that Porto and Rangers had reached a “full agreement” over a transfer.

Now it appears that all parties are on the same page, with Morelos in favour of a move.

Been a good ride

It was inevitable that Morelos would one day leave Rangers – we weren’t expecting him to see out his playing days at Ibrox.

Given previous flirtations with foreign clubs, including French side Lille last year, we’ve done pretty well to keep him for four seasons.

We took a small gamble plucking him from the Finnish league in 2017, but he has repaid us handsomely.

94 goals in 182 games is a sensational record, while he has also chipped in with assists and offered a hardworking presence up top.

He’s not been the easiest customer to deal with – he’s had his fair share of disciplinary issues – but El Buffalo has been a fan favourite at Ibrox, a character supporters could warm and relate to.

There’s no ill-feeling from our side if he does indeed leave this summer, as he has given a valuable contribution to the cause.

As well as helping to inspire us to Scottish Premiership glory last season, he picked up a significant individual accolade as he became our record goalscorer in European competitions, surpassing Gers icon Ally McCoist.

We’d have liked him to stay at Rangers for one more season to play in the Champions League for us, but Porto will inevitably be able to offer higher wages and a more realistic chance of Champions League football, given winners in the Portuguese league go directly into the group stages.

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