Interest in Alfredo Morelos this January is likely to be at an all-time high.
Therefore, it’s going to be doubly as difficult for Rangers to repel any interest in the Colombian. Regardless, however, they’re going to have to if they want to wrestle the title from Celtic.
The Colombian’s comments on January didn’t help matters. He stated that he’s expecting interest in his services, and expressed a desire to play in the Premier League one day.
Yet, Rangers have to turn a blind-eye to this. The 20-goal hero has proven to be the club’s most valuable asset this season. At this rate, it’s looking like Morelos could end the season with anything in terms of goals.
The main reason being the fact that this is a golden opportunity this season. Celtic are operating at an all-time low, and Rangers have managed to keep up with their pace right up until the Winter break. This has largely been down to the fact that Morelos has been scoring week-in and week-out.
Without his goals, Rangers would be a lot worse off. The club need to take that into consideration if they’re met with any tempting offers this month.
Rangers had to reject big money offers last season
Last season, reported interest from China led to the Gers rejecting offers in the region of £9million for the front-man. That’s despite the fact Morelos was nowhere near as valuable as he’s proving to be this season.
Similar bids, even if they arrive in the region of eight figures, simply have to be rebuffed.
The idea is that an offer of extremely high value could bring in a top-notch replacement. But is that a risk Rangers really need to take at the moment?
Rangers fans obviously don’t want this to be the case, but if Celtic splash the cash over the next two windows, the club could rue missing out on the title this year.
Therefore, taking risks like selling Morelos for any value isn’t worth it for now. If Rangers win the title, it’ll be worth a lot more to the club and the supporters than any eight-figure check.