The Alfredo Morelos departure saga took two large twists in recent days, and what it means is anyone’s guess.
First off, long-time admirers Marseille were confirmed as a friendly opponent next month. The French giants had a bid for the Colombian rejected last season, and their coming to Ibrox will give them and their fans a chance to watch the striker against them, which simply adds one hell of a subplot to the whole thing.
Secondly, it has been alleged that Morelos is not interested in moving to any side who don’t have Champions League football. With Newcastle, Marseille, Eintracht and Nice all being linked, this certainly rules them out if that information is true.
It doesn’t, however, eliminate all the German sides credited with an interest, with Dortmund and Leipzig still very much in Europe’s premier club competition, so if they were to step up their courting of the forward, that’s a move which would interest him. If, this UCL angle is true.
The fact is money talks, and if any side offers Morelos enough cash and Rangers enough of a bid, he will surely be tempted, Champions League or no Champions League – although given how badly he’s choked on around 95% of the big occasions for Rangers and for Colombia, we’re not sure exactly how he’d cope at that level anyway.
Either way, the Morelos saga continues long into the night.