Report: Gerrard makes decision on Alfredo Morelos' future amid Rangers exit talk

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Turkish Super Lig giants are reportedly interested in signing striker Alfredo Morelos from Scottish Premiership outfit Rangers.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers reacts after Craig Gordon of Celtic saves his header during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in...

It looked certain that Alfredo Morelos was going to leave Rangers this summer, even after the Ibrox giants turned down a raft of bids from the Chinese Super League back in the winter.

And reports in Turkish outlet Yeniakit only added to the speculation, claiming that Fenerbahce will send officials to Glasgow this week in order to negotiate a deal with the Colombian striker.

It was even claimed that Fener would offer Martin Skrtel in a player-plus-cash deal for Morelos. Skrtel, a former team-mate of Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, had been one of Rangers’ top targets this summer, only for his wage demands to seemingly scupper a move.

And latest reports from Fanatik have shed new light on this intriguing situation.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers is challenged by Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow,...

It is understood that Gerrard, who is embarking upon his first season in top level management, is keen to keep Morelos at Ibrox this summer and it doesn’t take a genius to work out why. The former HJK Helsinki striker was Rangers’ joint top scorer last season with 18 goals and he would be very difficult to replace.

And Fanatik adds that Rangers would only consider selling their prized asset for a high price. They rejected an offer of £9 million from Beijing Renhe a few months ago so that is the ballpark figure that Fenerbahce would probably have to offer.

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It is claimed that Fenerbahce, who are not awash with cash, will not go all out for Morelos if Rangers are playing hardball – which seems to suggest this will not be the club he leaves Ibrox for.

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