Steven Gerrard’s announcement yesterday that any further transfers will require Rangers’ successful passage over to the group stage of the UEL and the consequent prize money it will earn drops a massive hint that Rangers no longer intend to sell Alfredo Morelos.
Rangers had intended to secure a kitty of around €20M from the sale of the Colombian, but Gerrard has strongly inferred that the only money he will be getting would be from overcoming Galatasaray and securing the £3M prize money for further additions.
Does this now mean there is no plan to sell Morelos at all, and an understanding for him to remain at Ibrox has been reached?
True, Stevie is hardly likely to shout that further transfers are dependent on selling him, but then equally managers are rarely shy about the ‘we must sell before we buy’ line and that particular phrase has not been prominent from Ibrox recently, if at all.
It may well be now that Rangers are planning for the full season with the Colombian and don’t envisage any clubs coming in for him now, or indeed bidding the full amount Rangers value the striker at.
As we said before, Morelos is the best striker in the country when he’s on his game, which he hasn’t been this calendar year.
But he is at least working hard and dragging defenders around so he’s certainly not sitting idly by.
Either way, we’re not sure now if Morelos is going anywhere after all.