Two quick-fire Alfredo twists could see imminent sale…developing…


On top of the news of his best mate Daniel Candeias leaving for Turkey, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has a new story around him – that some alleged insider from West Ham believes the London-based side will be able to nab the Colombian for as little as £5M.

The Freddo story at Ibrox has done exactly what we predicted on Ibrox Noise well over a year or two ago – that the controversy and circus around Josh Windass as the player the fans were most divided by would simply transfer over to Morelos.

And that’s precisely how it developed once Windass left for pastures new. If and when Morelos moves on, fans will move onto a new player who they want to argue about – and at this point we’re not wholly sure who that will be but have a few inklings.

Either way, Morelos is more and more on borrowed time, it seems. With his right-hand man as good as gone, the heavily-Spanish speaking Colombian may find himself on the outside a touch – he can’t communicate with the squad as well, and if there’s a surefire way to feel isolated, it’s to be with a group of people whose tongue you don’t understand.

Of course, he does grasp the basics – he wouldn’t have thrived under Stevie without that. But it was helped a lot by Candeias telling him in more fluent detail what Stevie was after. And now without that, we worry, if he doesn’t move on, just what level of integration he can have and how happy he will now be.

In terms of West Ham, they have quite the colony of Spanish-speaking players – from Hernandez to Roberto, and of course Morelos’ countryman Carlos Sanchez, the Hammers would be absolutely perfect for Morelos to feel ingratiated to in terms of language. He would, of course, surely have to finally learn English, something we’ll cover at some point in the future, but with a glut of Spanish speakers he wouldn’t feel the isolation he probably now does.

Does that mean West Ham can get him for a modest £5M? Well, if Morelos is happy at Ibrox, then it’s harder to sell – but he’s been hankering for this move away for well over a year, and with the loss of his mate as well, David Gold might just think he can get the star for a lot less than the perceived market value.

We don’t see Morelos as part of Rangers’ future, that’s the truth. He’s been too vocal about wanting to leave, and too vocal about wanting the PL. We do, however, want a fair amount for him, so if West Ham think they’re getting him for as little as that, we’d hope the board holds firm.

Morelos signed the new deal to ensure Rangers get a good profit, and fair play to him for protecting us like that. He didn’t have to.

But it’s now time for Rangers to see his commitment and our loyalty bear fruit – if any side does want this striker, £5M simply isn’t enough.

West Ham have a lot of money – it’s only right Rangers see the right amount of cash from a rich suitor for one of our prize assets.


  1. He'll still be here next season unless West Ham stump up £15m+ end of.
    How many times has Gerrard reiterated that it's going to take large sums for Rangers to even consider.
    I think Morelos understands a lot more English than you think.
    A lot of the players have mentioned that fact over the last season or so.
    Plus he looked happy to me last night.

  2. A Scouser trying to tell a Spaniard what to do in a Glaswegian dressing room, what could possibly go wrong with communication!
    As a supporter of West Ham, this possible signing has been doing the rounds quite vigorously for about a week. I will agree with the view that DG will try to get him for a snip, as he too has an ultimate transfer budget for West Ham. But the reported the low price takes into account his poor disciplinary record.
    If you look solely at his goal scoring record, then he is better than anything West Ham have had for many a year, you make a valid point about more Spanish speakers at our club, and this maybe helping him with isolation, but at the end of the day he has to take responsibility and at least try to learn the local language.
    From what I have read Rangers have done what they can to help him, but are now looking to offload what they see as a problem player, much like had to do with Arnautovic.
    Is he worth more than £5 mil, without a shadow of doubt, but with his reputation preceding him then this make it more difficult for any club to bid more. I hope that Rangers get the best price they can, but more so I hope that what ever happens the lad starts to be known more of his talent and less bad behaviour.
    Good luck for the coming season.

  3. Albeit I said we would never get 20 million for Morelos, but I sure would never accept a £5 million bid for him!

  4. £5m????? Gold can go to his shop. Get one of his dildos and ram it right up his arse. Morelos is going to be a top top player.

  5. West Ham is the team I would follow when I worked in Kent.

    Some great players but their standards Bonds, Brooking, Devonshire But natural goalscorer they never had a Alfredo Morelos on the market for£5m back then.

    Alfredo is up there with the BEST in Europe.

    Keep him.

    £5m would attract a non stop 100% player in Andy Halliday.

    That's a fair price for our Andy

    • Very true indeed. So when the two are seen talking to each other, do you think they’re just making it all up?

    • The two languages are so similar that there's practically not a Portugese person who can't speak fluent Spanish

    • The second most common language in Europe is English. When they speak to each other it’s probably in English. In Western Europe the country with the least amount of bilingual people as a proportion of the population is England followed by , ahem , Scotland.

  6. £15-17.5m and they can have Him

    We won't get £20m+ until

    1. He Stops Getting Sent Off
    2. He Scores against Them
    3. He is Playing & Scoring for Colombia

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