Brendan Rodgers dealt transfer blow as Leicester City target is reportedly not for sale

Alfredo Morelos

Leicester City target and Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos has put pen to paper on a new long-term contact with the Scottish side.

According to a report from BBC, the Colombian forward has committed his long-term future with the Gers, ending speculation about his move to the Premier League.

The Foxes, as well as clubs in the Bundesliga, have been linked with a move for Rangers man, but after signing a new deal with the Scottish side, he does not appear he will be going anywhere anytime soon.

Rangers have a taken a bold move in keeping hold of their star striker, who is allegedly worth £20 million, amid rising interest for his signature.

Leicester new boss Brendan Rodgers was said be a keen admirer of the 22-year-old, having watched him during his time with Scottish reigning champions Celtic.

Morelos, who joined Rangers from HJK Helsinki in the summer of 2017, has netted 28 goals in all outings for the Gers this season.

The Colombian signing a new deal with Rangers will be a huge blow to Leicester, who are in need of a striker that possesses his kind of quality.

It now remains to be seen who the Foxes will turn attention to during the summer transfer window as they continue their search for a long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy, who is fast approaching the end of his career.

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Author: Oni Oluwapelumi