Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Steven Gerrard dropped a HUGE hint about Alfredo Morelos a week ago...

Alfredo Morelos really is the centre of attention right now. A week after Steven Gerrard stated he believed the striker should be tied up on a better deal, the Colombian striker is now reputed to be going to a new contract of around £30,000 a week to make him the SPL’s highest-paid player, while earning himself his first senior call up to the Coffee Men.

It marks a remarkable turnaround for the hitman who, while nevertheless a hit last season thanks to his goalscoring exploits still divided a lot of fans, Ibrox Noise included, due to the frustrating parts of his game.

Now his manager’s words of 11 days ago ring even truer:

“I spoke about that (a new deal) last night. In my opinion we can’t fight to keep our best players and then not reward them with what they’re worth. So that’s one for the board to discuss between themselves. But in my opinion I believe he should be looked after.”

Now with a new reported £30k pw deal in the offing plus his first senior call up, Alfredo Morelos’ value has just soared to staggering levels.

He will have weaker matches, yes, and we’d argue Sunday was one of those, but when this boy hits the heights of his best form, he is simply unstoppable.

Steven Gerrard evidently wants to keep him long term, and it appears the board have sanctioned the action to do that. And with this call up and likely cap for the 14th ranked side in the world, Morelos’ market value will just keep rising.

Maybe a bid for £20M will come in one day – and Rangers would have a decision to make, but clearly the 22-year old was a gem of a scout by ex-coach Jonatan Johansson and the one major success of the Pedro era.

And now he’s being paid like one.
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