Aston Villa target Alfredo Morelos from Rangers to boost their attacking options.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Aston Villa are poised to land Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombia international was signed by Rangers in July 2017 from HJK for a fee of 1.2 million euros. The 23-year-old has a contract until 2023 with the club.
Morelos has played 110 times for Rangers since signing from HJK, scoring 62 goals and creating 24 assists in that time.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in Colombia. As a member of Colombia national football team, Morelos won 3 caps.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Aston Villa.
Dean Smith wants to sign a new forward and Morelos is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Aston Villa manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this winter.
According to Tribalfootball, “Rangers are holding firm in their demands for Aston Villa target Alfredo Morelos. The Premier League side are determined to sign a new attacker, with the Colombian international the man they believe can get them enough goals to stay in the league. But Football Insider reports that Rangers are not in the mood to sell, especially on the cheap. The source claims that Rangers will only entertain offers that are close to £20 million, with that figure seen as a starting point for negotiations. It will take a big money offer from Aston Villa to convince Steven Gerrard’s side to sell midseason. Rangers have their own ambitions and do not want to lose Morelos without proper compensation.”
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Rangers would be wise to keep the Colombia international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
However, a move to Aston Villa will be ideal for the 23-year-old at this point of his career.
Aston Villa fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Aston Villa come calling for Morelos this winter.
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