Alfredo Morelos rejected China move in the hope of playing in England

Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos rejected China in the hope that he eventually gets a chance to play south of the border, in England and preferably the Premier League.

All last month Morelos was heavily linked with Chinese Super League (CSL) club Beijing Renhe, and it was reported that Renhe had tabled numerous bids in an attempt to bring Morelos to Beijing before the start of a new season. The last bid offered was in the region of £8million and Rangers manager Graeme Murty insisted there was no financial pressure to sell.

Morelos has insisted he is happy playing in Scotland for now due to its proximity to the Premier League. He stated that he’s a very positive person, and that he thinks a lot of clubs are watching or at the very minimum paying attention to what he is doing at Rangers right now.

He went on to talk more about Scottish football, saying how physical and fast it is by insisting “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.”

He is still hopeful of making Colombia’s World Cup squad, which was another factor in him not moving to China. By moving to China he would likely kiss goodbye to any chance of going to the World Cup. Staying at Rangers gives him wider exposure to his success in Scotland so far. He ended by saying he hasn’t had any communication with Colombia’s coaching staff in regards to national team opportunities.

It is going to be interesting to see if Morelos has been right in turning down the financial benefits a move to China offers. We will be watching with eager interest to see if he gets a move to the Premier League and makes Colombia’s World Cup squad that he so desires.

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