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he discussion over the mega-money in English football is so common that it’s almost becoming one of those footballing clichés.
It’s a game of two halves. We’re taking it one game at a time. That money in England is mental.
And no more so is that apparent than in Swansea’s reported rejection of a £15m bid from Sheffield United for Oliver McBurnie.

Oli McBurnie is a wanted man down south. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

The 23-year-old Scotland striker is a talented forward and highly rated down south. His 24 goals in 47 games mark him out as a reliable finisher and undoubtedly they’re football’s most valuable commodity.
Even if £15m is a crazy stretch for a player who is completely unproven at Premier League level.
But the entire debacle proves one thing.
Rangers are absolutely right to be standing their ground over 30-goal striker Alfredo Morelos.
If the argument is that McBurnie, who is coincidentally a big Rangers fan, can score goals at any level, then it also applies to Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombian is also comfortably a more established player, is the exact same age as McBurnie, and is a player who is touted to go much higher in the game.

Rangers must hold out for megabucks for Alfredo Morelos. Could it yet come in the shape of a Bundesliga side? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard has said it’ll take a big offer to make Rangers even think about listening.
Whether it’s £15m, £20m or even higher next season, Rangers have got to stick to their guns with Morelos.
Because if they don’t, you just know that English mega-money will come calling almost immediately after in the event of the striker leaving.

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