The £105m reason why Rangers fans should demand £20m Morelos fee
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The £105m reason why Rangers fans should demand £20m Morelos fee

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has reportedly agreed personal terms on a move to Lille – but the clubs are yet to agree on a fee.

That’s according to French football journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi who believes the Ligue 1 outfit are keen on making a move for Rangers’ Colombian firebrand.

But with talk of Lille’s budget hitting £15m when it comes to the striker, there’s about 105 million reasons why Rangers should be holding out for considerably more.

According to Transfermarkt, Lille raked in an astonishing £128.7m in transfer fees last season.

The likes of Nicolas Pepe joined Arsenal for €80m (£73m) at the start of the last campaign, whilst Lille cashed in €25m (£22m) for Thiago Mendes, who moved to Lyon.

Whilst they spent close to £75m to replace them and improve their squad, they were left with £53m to spare.

On top of that, the Ligue 1 side have also just sold Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen to Napoli for €60m (£54.5m) [Guardian].

That’s over £105m left over.

In short, they’ve got the money to spend on a suitable replacement.

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos could be set to move to Lille if the two clubs can agree a fee. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Colombian international Morelos is certainly that.

The Ibrox faithful believe so much in their talismanic forward but fans understand that if the fee if right, this could be a move which benefits all parties.

Rangers could spend the money across the squad and build a more robust side ready to challenge Celtic for the title.

They may be gutted to see him leave, but Rangers fans believe Morelos cannot be allowed to go for anything less than £20m:

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