Steven Gerrard has confirmed, again, zero interest in selling star player Alfredo Morelos and has told Bordeaux, Marseille, and Dynamo Kiev (among many others) ‘don’t bother’ with bids for the 22-year old Colombian.
Gerrard, whose Rangers side fly high into Sunday’s Old Firm clash at Parkhead, has had to deal with the Morelos saga for weeks now, and rejected a £3.75M bid from French giants Bordeaux as ‘disappointing’.
However various press sources including Sky Sources claim at least two (or three) sides are ready with at least doubled bids for the ex-HJK man, and that may well test Rangers’ resolve, but for Gerrard’s part Rangers’ manager isn’t interested in the slightest for more reasons than just his ability.
Speaking at his pre-Old Firm presser, he said:
“Don’t bother (bidding), don’t waste your time. Any bids, you’d have to ask my board. They make the decisions on numbers and it then filters down to me but if you’re asking me do I want Alfredo to leave in this transfer window the answer’s no. You won’t find a replacement.”
In short, not only does Gerrard wish to keep his prize asset for his ability and contribution, but he has poured cold water over anyone being able to replace him as well especially at such short notice.
If Gerrard has his way, Rangers will not sell their star man. But then, a £15M+ bid hasn’t arrived…