Alfredo Morelos (L)
Rangers' new signing Alfredo Morelos has told Rangers TV that he is happy to have joined the club – and called Ibrox 'huge and beautiful'.
Manager Pedro Caixinha was always going to oversee a major overhaul at Ibrox this summer, and he had already brought in five new signings by landing Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Ryan Jack, Daniel Candeias and Dalcio.
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha
On Monday, five became six as Rangers completed a deal for HJK Helsinki striker Alfredo Morelos, after the 20-year-old was given a work permit to join the club.
Morelos was on the books with Independiente Medellin in his native Colombia before heading to Finland in 2016 with HJK, and he became a star in Helsinki.
With 40 goals in 54 games for HJK, Morelos was a goal machine in Finland, and his exploits unsurprisingly caught the eye of Rangers' Finnish coach Jonatan Johansson, who recommended the striker to Caixinha.
Alfredo Morelos (R)
The deal is now done, and Morelos will give Caixinha another attacking option following Joe Garner's departure to Ipswich Town, with Morelos now reacting to his move.
Speaking to Rangers TV, Morelos admitted that he is happy to have joined the club, and wants to show his talent to the club given that not many fans will be too familiar with him.
General view inside Ibrox
Morelos also spoke about his first impression of Ibrox, calling Rangers' stadium 'huge, beautiful' as he was blown away by the Gers' facilities – not a huge surprise, given that he is coming from HJK's sub-11,000-seater stadium into Rangers' 50,000-seater Ibrox stadium.
“I’m really happy to be here,” said Morelos. “As I said, it’s a really big club which has opened its doors to me and who have put their faith in me to come here and I want to show off more of my talents, characteristics and my football.”
“The stadium is huge, beautiful. Everything I’ve seen is unbelievable. The pitch is incredible – you can see it is a really good surface and the stands are also amazing. So it’s wonderful and I hope to score a lot of goals here and to have the whole stadium celebrating,” he added.
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