It’s begun – serious interest in Alfredo Morelos is now underway following Leicester’s well-documented monitoring of the striker after a bidding war started up today.
German giants Borussia Dortmund joined the queue and following Managing Director Stewart Robertson’s concession that the striker would leave for no less than £20M, the fact serious players are now lining up to try to secure the hitman’s services suggests the £20M may well be broken before long.
Rangers now look like anything above £30M is a serious possibility for their star man, after the Westfalonstadion giants began to circle recently, with a number of other Bundesliga sides equally interested in prising his signature.
It is now certain the Colombian international will get his move this summer, but the question is now just how high is the bidding going to go?
With a number of rich players (don’t forget Fenerbahce as well) wanting to work a deal with him, Rangers hold all the aces and can indulge in a serious auction which could not only see that record-breaking sale for Dembele broken, but completely smashed.
He is on record as saying he wants the EPL, but equally money talks, and if German or Turkish giants want to pay him a colossal wage and Rangers a huge fee, that will work for all parties.
But, Leicester are hardly paupers either.
We shall see how this one develops.