For many people, Alfredo Morelos’ transfer away from Rangers in the summer isn’t just speculation, it’s a reality.
The general message in the Scottish press and in the Scottish game is that the Colombian will be moved on in the summer. The fiery striker’s 30 goals have attracted interest from across Europe and there’s sure to be at least a bid or two to test Rangers’ resolve.
But after Steven Gerrard sarcastically mentioned a meagre bid for the striker in the summer, why hasn’t the tone changed?
“He is on a four-year contract,” the Rangers boss said, as quoted by STV. “We have had one bid for Alfredo since I’ve been Rangers manager and it was for three million euros. Would you expect to see him in the summer if you were me?”
Gers boss Gerrard is clearly not convinced Alfredo will be playing elsewhere come September. Much of it could come down to whether or not a team meets Rangers’ multi-million pound asking price for the player.
The likes of French side Marseille [Foot Mercato] and Spanish outfit Real Betis have been most recently credited with an interest. But as Steven Gerrard says, there’s only one side who’ve made that concrete. And Bordeaux’s bid last summer was nowhere near enough.
As Rangers are clearly unwilling to deal for anything less than their value of the player, should Rangers fan not be excited by the prospect of Morelos staying for at least another year?
Because so far, all the sounds coming out of Ibrox suggest we’re in absolutely no rush to sell the player. Even if Morelos keeps talking about his own ambitions in the press [Scottish Sun].
Or even if the press keeps linking clubs to Morelos.