Championship megadeal justifies Rangers’ hardball stance

Championship megadeal justifies Rangers’ hardball stance
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Ollie Watkins of Brentford is interviewed after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi-final 2nd Leg match between Brentford and Swansea City at Griffin Park on July 29, 2020 in Brentford, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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.

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  1. Yes it’s a lot of money for a really unproven striker at a lower level than Morelos , but it’s the EPL and Morelos is a risk due to attitude and lack of professional behaviour sorry If it was Edward he would be gone for more than Morelos due to his behaviour and stature . Hopefully we can get some sort of deal to offload him soon.

    • Bill, this is a flabbergasting post. You also made a post earlier referring to Watkins, in your own words showing that proved Morelos’ worth, and now you appear to be saying the exact opposite? Tell me I misunderstand you?

      • Sorry just to clarify what I meant , yes as my previous post says he is worth 20+ for sure when I saw the Watkins deal and he’s a better player than Watkins . However just observe that it maybe his poor discipline record , red cards and visible poor attitude that is holding him back . He has to change or we just sell for whatever .

  2. Spot on. Clubs looking at Morelos are buying the guy who banged in nearly 30 goals before Christmas. Not the guy who now sits sulking on the bench now. If they are still interested then they know his real value.

  3. It proves to me that the Championship in England is rated far higher than our own by Premier League Chairmen .
    But we all know that anyway and can do nothing about it .
    For me the Morelos Madness has knocked £10m off his asking price and that’s before you account for the teams who have simply crossed him off their wanted lists
    Rangers always talk about analysis on all a players qualities before a signing ..both physically and mental
    If so called top teams start that with Morelos 🙄 he will be in the ” Get him Sectioned” category
    Hence why he’s still at Ibrox , spat his dummy out , not playing , not fit and were not getting anywhere near what he could be worth
    What a shame

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