Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has spoken of his delight to see Alfredo Morelos representing the club at the Copa America in Brazil, but has assured fans that he is monitoring the situation with ‘The Buffalo’.
Amid ongoing speculation linking the Rangers frontman with a switch to Porto, Gerrard has maintained a ‘business as usual’ approach with expectations that after a deserved break, the hitman will return to training at Auchenhowie with the Premiership opener on 31st August against Livingston as the main target.
In a feature interview with Rangers TV, the gaffer stated on Morelos’ involvement with the Colombian squad:
” (It’s) fantastic – we all know how proud Alfredo is to represent Colombia.”
“He’s on the other side of the world but we still have our eyes on and still making contact and making sure he’ll do the right thing.”
“When he finishes in the tournament he’ll have a short break and then come and join us for the rest of pre-season and we’ll try have him ready for game one as well.”
“It’s important he does the right things when he stops until he comes back because he’ll have a very short pre-season and we need Alfredo to be fit and firing for the important games coming our way.”
On Saturday evening (11pm UK time), Los Cafereros go head to head to Uruguay in the quarter-finals of the Copa America with the Gers frontman eager to be involved.
The Rangers manager also spoke of further transfer activity pending with a particular move being close to completion, leaving the fans waiting in anticipation with news set to follow.