The Alfredo Morelos story developed further yesterday as the first major PL side took interest in bringing him south, with former Real Madrid and Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton now monitoring him as a solution.
It comes fresh off the back of his agent’s denials that anyone had ‘offered’ him to Italian giants Napoli, and only proves interest in the Colombian is hitting fever pitch.
As we discussed with you recently, there were at least four sides interested in submitting bids, with Rennes preparing one too, with the understood starting point said to be around £15M. With a cash-rich Premier League now stepping up their desire to bring him to the biggest league around, it only further enhances the snowball effect building up over him.
Marseille, Dynamo Kiev, Bordeaux, Al Duhail, Rennes, Everton, apparently Napoli and a glut of others are now all very much in the hunt for his signature, and there is little doubt Rangers will get the asking price for him.
That asking price is said to be around £20M, and Everton can certainly afford that – it really is just a matter of time before the Colombian gets his move.
He wants the PL, so the Everton interest will be the one he’s most excited about – and it wouldn’t be the first time Rangers have sold our star striker to Goodison, with 2012’s sale of Nikica Jelavic still fresh in the memory.
We’ll be hoping for more than £5M this time, preferably without being effectively swindled on this occasion, and we can finally put Morelos behind us and move on.