Transfer News: Ligue 1 side Marseille plotting a transfer move for Alfredo Morelos

Rangers News: Ligue 1 side Marseille are eying a move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos reports The Daily Record UK.

Alfredo Morelos

The Colombian striker was a target of the French club last season.

Morelos’ sensational season at Ibrox

The 22-year-old signed for the Gers, prior to last season, from Finnish club HJK.

With a decent first campaign, Morelos is proving to be a revelation for the Light Blues this season.

His 29-goal haul shows that he really has punched above his weight. Furthermore, he is a strong contender for winning the Player of the Year award.

Nicknamed as El Buffalo, Morelos got an international call-up from Carlos Queiroz recently, playing in the two friendlies against Japan and South Korea during the last international break.

However, his biggest drawback tends to be his on-field discipline, as he often gets booked and suspended.

Morelos has accumulated 5 red cards so far and is currently serving a four-match ban.

Despite expressing his interest to play in Europe’s big clubs, the Colombian ace penned a five-year contract extension months ago.

Morelos has been valued at £20million, same as the ex-Hoops star Moussa  Dembele’s value

Morelos- a replacement for Balotelli

Marseille’s ace Mario Balotelli is speculated to leave the club this summer, owing to some interest from Italy.

Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli

The Italian striker has scored 7 goals since his move from OGC Nice.

The former AC Milan star has agreed on terms with the club until the end of the season.

Morelos’ exit, a blow for the Gers?

Despite his on-field conduct, Morelos has turned out to be the go-to- guy for Steven Gerrard at times.

And the secondary option left for Gerrard is Jermain Defoe, who is on loan from Bournemouth.

Defoe has been impressive enough in the absence of Morelos. The 36-year-old has scored 7 goals in 13 games, despite being given limited playing time.

However, citing his age and his loan clause, Defoe is not a feasible option for the club’s longer future.

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And thus far, the Gers seem to have no contingencies planned in the case of Morelos’ exit.

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