Mystery over Morelos transfer after press contradictions

Mystery over Morelos transfer after press contradictions
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers is congratulated by Ianis Hagi after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Rangers FC and Royal Antwerp FC at on February 25, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The press stories from Colombia/Portugal alleging that Alfredo Morelos has turned down Porto for a crack at the CL with Rangers make absolutely no sense.

They say the temptation of Europe’s premier club competition is too tempting for him to resist, but we have a real problem with this.

First off, Rangers are in the third round qualifiers – we don’t have secured group stage entry just yet.

Secondly, Porto ARE in the group stage – they’re guaranteed it already.

If Morelos wants a better league, guaranteed CL group football plus higher wages, Porto is clearly far too tempting.

Rangers, while we may or may not be a bigger club than Portugal’s giants, cannot offer good domestic football, massive wages or indeed guaranteed CL football.

Therefore why the Colombian or indeed Portuguese press are claiming the carrot of CL at Ibrox is too much to resist when Porto have it as well, and indeed at group stage, really is bewildering.

Morelos certainly has a decision to make – apparently he’s agreed the terms with the Dragao side, and it’s down now to the clubs to agree on a fee.

Whether that will happen we couldn’t tell you, but one thing is certain:

The reasons the Latin press are giving for him to stay don’t add up.

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