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Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos set to eclipse ex-Celtic hero Moussa Dembele

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Rangers star's scoring record is set to better former Celtic striker's.


Alfredo Morelos of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Alfredo Morelos scored a brace at the weekend to underline his importance to Rangers.

The Gers forward is now on the verge of eclipsing Moussa Dembele's scoring record for rivals Celtic.

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Dembele won plaudits for his efforts at Celtic and earned a £19.7 million move to Lyon on deadline day, which he controversially forced through.

 

His best league season came in 2016/17 in which he netted 17 goals.

Overall he scored 26 goals in 55 league games for Celtic.

Rangers ace Morelos is getting close to overtaking Dembele.

He has 11 league goals already this season for the Light Blues.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic is seen during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC  at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Morelos has now scored just one fewer goal in the Scottish Premiership than Dembele, in fewer games.

The Colombian has netted 25 goals in 48 games.

Rangers refused to sell Morelos when Bordeaux came sniffing in the summer, offering a paltry £3.75 million, BBC Sport reported.

The eye opening fee received by Celtic should mean Rangers must demand a similarly hefty fee for any club interested in Morelos.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers (20) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with team mate Candeias of Rangers during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and...

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