Rangers fans were given terrific news about Alfredo Morelos on the eve of the all-important hostile environment of an Old Firm battle of supremacy game.

The popular striker has signed a new contract to keep him at Rangers until 2022.

The Rangers player would like to eventually go to a top six English Premier club, and if the money is right – he will go.

The Colombian joined from HJK Helsinki on a three-year deal, and established himself very quickly as a top Ibrox player, scoring 18 goals last season.

Morelos who has started the season off really well said he was delighted to extend his terms with Rangers.

“I am delighted to have extended my contract. This is such a massive club and I want to be with Rangers for as long as possible,” he told the club’s official website.

“I appreciate very much the support I have been given and I believe I have a special bond with the fans. To play in front of them always excites me.

“With the new manager here it feels as if we are building something special. I want to play my part in that and also repay the faith he and all the fans have in me.”

The 22-year-old began his career at Independiente Medellin in his native Colombia before an initial loan move to HJK, where he scored 30 goals in 43 appearances. He joined the Finnish side on a permanent basis at the start of 2017.

Morelos has scored six goals in all competitions so far this season but was unable to add to his tally as Rangers were beaten 1-0 by Celtic on Sunday.

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