Friday, 31 August 2018

Three European giants in multimillion deadline chase for Alfredo Morelos

Alfredo Morelos remains the centre of attention at Ibrox right now. We’ll cover everything else as and when we can get round to it all (and there’s a lot of it) but with European windows closing later today, a number of clubs have made intentions and moves for the now-Colombian international striker, who is growing increasingly hot property by the day.

Yesterday’s misdemeanours were poor, no argument there. He let his team down and his fans down, not to mention his manager, but don’t bet on that childish petulance putting his suitors off.

Steven Gerrard has reportedly confirmed he won’t accept a penny less than £15M for the striker (near the £20M figure we suggested) and Bordeaux, Marseille and Ukrainian giants Dynamo are said to be in a three-way £7M bid tussle for his services.

Naturally this won’t be enough, not for a player with his growing reputation and favourable age, and we would expect Rangers to reject anything below £10M as borderline derisory given what other players go for.

Either way though, when that bid comes in and should it significantly exceed £10M, the board, and Gerrard, have a big decision to make.

Is Morelos so indispensable that Rangers cannot afford to sell for anything below £crazy? Or did the signature of Kyle Lafferty soften the blow enough that Rangers feel they can cover the Colombian’s sale with the Northern Irishman?

The Bold Kyle was excellent again when he came on yesterday, and with two goals in barely more than 150 minutes of play, it may be that a sale, should Morelos want the move himself, might not be the end of the world.

Today will be interesting…

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