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Report: Newcastle United plot £20m move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos

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Rangers News: Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has become a prime target for Newcastle United, according to The Scottish Sun.

Rafa Benitez is keen on adding reinforcements to the Magpies after enduring an underwhelming season.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez
Rafa Benitez

The former Liverpool manager wants to bring the in-form Colombian striker for a stunning value of £20million.

Morelos’ breakout season with the Light Blues

Morelos, 23, broke into the public’s eye with his phenomenal goal tally of 29 across all competitions in the recently concluded season.

The Light Blues striker was instrumental for his side to finish second in the Scottish Premiership table just sort of their arch-rivals Celtic.

He also enjoyed a decent international break when he was called up for the friendlies against Japan and South Korea.

However, Morelos’ on-field antics proved to be a great setback as he received an awful lot of red cards and suspension spells, which eventually led to his international snub for the upcoming Copa America edition.

Alfredo Morelos

Furthermore, the former HJK star also linked with a swarm of European clubs despite signing a contract extension till 2023.

How will the Gers cope without  Morelos?

The Gers look devoid of feasible options if Morelos seeks an exit from Ibrox this summer.

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Jermain Defoe, the second choice striker, has shined well in Colombian’s absence but can’t commit to the club’s long term future by citing his age. The former English striker is also bound to his parent club Bournemouth.

Steven Gerrard is closing into sign Greg Stwart from Birmingham but it still remains suspicious whether he could live up to his expectations considering his recent injury struggles.