Steven Gerrard has ‘confirmed’ that despite giving interviews to the contrary to his homeland recently, striker Alfredo Morelos, electric in yesterday’s League Cup semi-final, is not going anywhere in the next transfer window.
With literally 8 weeks to go till winter business starts in earnest, Rangers’ manager was pressed on Morelos’ comments lately which alluded to his interest in any useful offers from ‘more competitive leagues’, but confirmed what Rangers fans want to hear:
“I’m not confident – I’m 100% sure he’s not going anywhere.”
This is not hope, this is absolute expectation and only means that if anyone comes along in January intending to purchase the player, they’re going to have to smash the Scottish transfer record to persuade Rangers to part with him.
Morelos’ form has been on fire this season, with debate raging from bored individuals about who’s better, he or Celtic’s Edouard – we really don’t care about the ‘answer’ to that, we only care about two things:
Keeping our man, or selling him for a disgusting amount of cash.
Steven Gerrard has no desire to sell Morelos, and clearly laid down a marker – he’s played this one wisely.
By stating the Colombian is going nowhere, he’s stressing the player’s importance to Rangers – and our lack of need to sell.
With the 23-year old contracted for years to come, and being in the form of his life, while being of a fantastic age, Rangers know that if the worst comes to the worst and a rich PL (or otherwise) side moves for him, they’ll have to go well beyond the £25M Arsenal paid for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney to secure a talent like Morelos.
Which would give Gerrard plenty funds to sign a more than adequate replacement.
Or the hitman stays and helps fire Rangers to 55. Not all that bad either way.