Alfredo Morelos has, once again, officially accepted terms from a major European side and now all that remains is for Rangers to agree a fee, after the Colombian wantaway striker finally accepted Porto’s improved offer having rejecting the original.
The Dragao giants are determined to sign the 25-year old striker, but will have a tough time persuading Rangers their initial £11M bid is enough.
Sérgio Conceição, Porto boss, has his heart set on the former HJK man, but wants to get him for as lowball a price as possible. Rangers are extremely reluctant to accept anything below £15M plus addons, but the Portuguese powerhouse, deeply impressed by Morelos’ performances in the UEL, are determined to get him.
Rangers are willing to accept an initially lower fee as long as there are strong add-on clauses plus a healthy sell-on clause, which could net the club many millions in the future, and Morelos is thought to be very keen on a Hispanic league in which he will be more familiar with the tongue.
Like last summer, Morelos has made it clear he wants to leave – like last summer he’s accepted terms again with a side, and it’s up to Rangers to find the right deal for the club.
There is no messing about though – Rangers will not let Morelos go for a bargain basement price, and will get a good number for the club.
That said though, Morelos is unhappy in Glasgow and wants to move on now – his heart has been set on leaving for at least 24 months, and while he was thrilled to get the league title and his first goal v Celtic, he’s done what he wanted to at Ibrox.
It is overdue for Morelos and Rangers to part company, and Porto look like they could be the ones to achieve that.
All depends on price now.