Steven Gerrard is very much working on a number of player situations, and after Alfredo Morelos handed in a transfer request on Tuesday night, we can safely say his Rangers career is over.
He’s serve his purpose and he can now leave, and we’re actually with him on requesting Rangers just accept the latest €20M bid from Lille – it’s good money, represents a stunning profit, and there’s no reason not to accept that one.
Rangers rejected a reported £16.5M bid, but this one is closer to £18M, and we’d say we’re good for that.
Of course, if the club thinks they can juice more from Lille (with whispers Italian giants AC Milan are to bid too) then we’re ok with that as well, but personally speaking we’re content with a €20M bid.
But crucially, Morelos has handed in an effective transfer request – he’s officially asked Rangers to accept that bid, which isn’t his place to ask, of course, but it is his right to symbolise his desire to leave.
He’s done that now.
Morelos’ exit cannot come quick enough, and while we’d argue accepting this bid would just write the striker off and we can all move on, at last, equally we’d agree that if we can get more, we should.
Lille started at £8M, doubled it to £16.5M, and are now at £18M+.
He wants his out now, and we’re happy to give it to him.
Just depends on whether the club is satisfied with the offer.