Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos is subject to continued interest from Mexican side Tigres, but waits on their bid for Colombian international team mate Rafael Santos Borré Maury of Eintracht to fall through first before they turn their attention to him.
The Mexican side have been looking at Rangers’ Colombian hitman for some time now, but their first choice, Frankfurt’s Borré, will cost well in excess of £10M and that’s Tigre’s limit, with the German giants unwilling to let their star striker go.
Their CEO Markus Krosche said:
This is just a way for a club to get full value for their player, albeit they would be quite happy to keep him.
It does price Tigres out, and Rangers’ striker becomes infinitely more viable to their budget.
Tigres aren’t rolling in finance, so £10M is a lot to them, but it is also their upper limit in their bid for Eintracht’s Borre, who is among Colombia’s first picks for the striker’s berth.
He will be well aware a move to Mexico might hurt his international chances a significant amount, with his being so regular for the Coffee Men.
But Morelos isn’t, he never really cracked Colombia’s national team, and he is certainly eager to find a new club, with the top five in Europe and indeed English Premier League dream fading dramatically as things stand.
So his cost, being in the last 6 months, would be modest, and certainly nowhere near the £10M mark Tigres are said to be trying for Bundesliga star Borre. And which surely won’t be enough.
So Rangers’ man will be heavily on their agenda this window, and we can expect a bid imminently which the club is likely to accept, because the chances of him signing his new Rangers deal are reducing by the day.
It’s another one to watch for Rangers’ transfer window.