Football, News, World Cup 2018-02-22 12:41 PM

ALFREDO MORELOS has reiterated his desire to test himself in the Premier League as he sets his sights on a World Cup spot with Colombia.

The striker the was subject of sustained interest from Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe last month.

But Rangers rejected a series of bids – the last of which was around £8million – for their prized asset as boss Graeme Murty insisted he was under no financial pressure to sell.

Morelos netted his 16th goal of the campaign in the win over Hamilton last weekend and his fine form has attracted admiring glances away from Ibrox this term.

Rangers are likely to face a fight to retain his services at the end of the campaign and it is a switch south of the border that would appeal most to the 21-year-old.

Morelos said: “I play in a country very close to the English Premier League and I think that many teams are watching me. So I am very happy with what I am doing right now.

“I have a positive mentality and if a team in England showed serious interest in me, it would be very exciting.”

Boss Graeme Murty has urged Morelos to use the remaining weeks of the season to earn himself a place in the Colombian World Cup squad this summer.

The striker has yet to be capped at full international level for his country but he hasn’t given up hope of earning a seat on the plane to Russia.

Morelos said: “I am happy at Rangers and satisfied with how I am playing.

“Scottish football is very quick. You have no time on the ball, it’s very physical and the ball is in the air a lot.

“The fans are passionate and Scottish football is intense.

“My ambition is to play for my country and I need to keep doing what I have been doing.

“So far, I have not had any communication from the coaching staff of the Colombia team, but I hope I will. I want to put Colombia on the map in European football.”



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