Ibrox Noise noted with interest Aston Villa’s successful bid for Brentford striker Ollie Watkins. The sum submitted was £28M rising to £35M+ with addons.
Now, remember, Watkins is 24, has zero caps for his country at any level, and was signed by Brentford for around £2M.
Get where we’re going yet?
Villa are one of the numerous clubs linked with Morelos, and if they are willing to pay a principle £35M for a 24-year old forward who’s never played at any level higher than the Championship playoffs for Brentford, then clearly there is absolutely no reason Rangers cannot get a strong number for our Colombian misfit.
Sure, Brentford fans are a little surprised their club got that much for him, and perhaps Villa have overspent a little, but that’s surely the point.
Rangers know the market value of the UEL and SPL top scorer, of our Colombian international – just because it has gone sour and he’s not required at Ibrox any more doesn’t make his ability suddenly just stop.
Or his CV.
And the near-signing of Watkins down south shows what the calibre of club interested in Morelos is willing to pay for that kind of player, and indeed one with a hell of a lot less achievement than our wantaway striker.
We know we know, it’s another Morelos piece, sort of, but it’s just more proof that the club is right to play hardball and hold out for the right price to be submitted.
Morelos is worth a lot of cash, certainly well over £20M at absolute baseline least.
And there’s zero reason we should sell ourselves short by accepting less if Brentford can practically get double for an uncapped Championship striker.