As the transfer window is now upon us, with Rangers’ appointment of Steven Gerrard silly season has been more intense than we can actually ever recall at this point.
A tonne of different deals have been linked with the Ibrox men and one such to crop up recently is a nonsense proposal by Turkish cracks Besiktas who want to loan Rangers’ prize asset in Alfredo Morelos.
Rangers absolutely must reject this deal – Morelos either stays or gets sold for a pretty penny and loan deals will not help us, or indeed him.
The Colombian has wanted to leave for about eight months, and he is welcome to do so, but Rangers must get a significant fee for his services rather than lending our star player to anyone else for a while.
Especially a side as rich as the Turkish giants.
They can happily afford Morelos, but are trying to pull a fast one by trying before they consider buying. Sorry, but that doesn’t work for us.
Unlike in Jason Cummings, Jamie Murphy and Russell Martin’s case Morelos is a prime part of the first team and a regular in the XI – he has nothing to prove to anyone in the sense of being capable of holding down a place.
If Rangers’ board accept a loan deal for him it is dreadful business sense. Sure, the Turks pay his wages – but they’re still not exactly lavish despite the new deal and wage rise. It’s win win for them, but not for Rangers.
We need the £5M+ for the sale, not a pointless loan. Our manager needs the funds for new players who, like Scott Arfield, Jamie Murphy and Allan McGregor are gagging to be at Ibrox – not ones who’ve looked elsewhere since they arrived.
So no, no loan for us. It would be a truly stupid move.