Mystery this afternoon surrounds the Alfredo Morelos to Porto story after manager Steven Gerrard appeared to completely reject/overlook any transfer story after confirming the striker is expected back in Scotland ASAP.
Gerrard, who previously confirmed Lille’s bid and confirmed it was ‘nowhere near’ the club’s valuation for the Colombian, this time hasn’t even discussed any interest from Portugal, despite multiple media and ITK sources claiming the story’s authenticity and Morelos’ best friend and former team mate Daniel Candeias confirming his mate wants the move.
It’s made for a very strange saga now, but Gerrard DID give a little something away when he expected/hoped Morelos did the ‘right thing’ after the Copa is over. The ‘right thing’ could mean a lot of things.
It’s a lot of mixed signals, but we do agree with the majority who won’t believe anything unless it’s made official.
What we will say is if Morelos does report for pre-season duty once the Copa is over, a lot, and we mean LOT of sources will look like liars and very silly indeed.
Won’t mean he definitely isn’t moving, but will mean the transaction isn’t the done deal we were led to believe.
But maybe Stevie is just being canny…