After telling us over three weeks ago that he hoped Alfredo Morelos would sign inside the next ‘couple’, Gio has confirmed today something of a backtrack on both he and Ryan Kent by only saying ‘discussions are ongoing’.
After being previously filled with optimism the Colombian at least would have signed by early this month, the manager has confirmed we’re no further along with getting he or Kent to put pen to paper, but as we’ve suggested on Ibrox Noise, we’ll have to wait till after PSV to find out if either of them will.
The reality is it depends on UCL – if Rangers overcome PSV then both are likely to commit, albeit even that isn’t certain, but we do know if the club falls next week at the Philips Stadion, it becomes a very strong possibility neither of them will.
There is a lot riding on winning in Holland, not just the Promised Land of the UCL group phase and the doors that opens, but the likelihood of securing the long term signatures of two of the club’s most coveted assets.
And that’s where we’re at.