Alfredo Morelos pens new deal at Rangers



Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos has signed a new deal at Rangers, remaining at the club until 2023.

The 22-year-old has scored 28 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions so far this season for the Glasgow club. He is also the top goalscorer in the Scottish Premiership, netting 16 times.

Morelos had signed a new contract in September, but has added an extra year onto his deal today.

He has been subject to interest from many clubs across Europe.

“They have been terrific for me and always back me which makes me want to score for them and then celebrate with them. I want to score many more goals for them, Rangers, and the manager, who has helped me so much, before this season ends.”

Most recently, he has been linked with Leicester City, where ex-Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has just taken over.

Morelos is pleased to be extending his stay in Glasgow however.

“It did not take me long to agree this extension because my career has progressed quicker and better than I could have expected when I joined this great club,” he said in a statement.

“I have come to realise just how special Rangers is and what it means to so many people around the world. Also, I feel a strong connection with the fans and they have made me feel special.”

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was equally excited that Morelos had chosen to commit his future to the club.

“It’s always important at big clubs like this one to make sure your top players are secured long term,” the former Liverpool midfielder said.

“Alfredo has been excellent for Rangers and his scoring record tells you he is in tune with what we are trying to achieve.

“He is a competitive individual and he is a winner. He is what Rangers needs and it is pleasing that Alfredo feels so much at home with us that he is willing to commit.”

Morelos will be looking to add to his 16 league goals tonight, when Rangers travel to the capital to face Hibernian. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

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