The news that Rangers have lodged a bid of “close to £9m” for Senegal and Amiens striker Moussa Konate [Premium Courier] might be a bit dubious pricewise – but it hints to a scary contingency going into the end of the window.
The notion that the club have launched any bid has also been “denied by Steven Gerrard”, according to reports today. Fans will be relieved.
But what the Gers manager said about preparing for a late bid for a key player won’t do the same when it comes to fears about Alfredo Morelos’ future.
“We’ll find out in the coming days. I predict that a bid will land for one of my players,” explained Gerrard [quotes by Football Scotland].
“I think you’ll see some movement out. There’s some offers swirling about for certain individuals, so there will be news broke over the seven or so days that are left.
“But I can’t see there being any change the other way unless something comes out of the blue and takes away one of our players we might have to replace.
“That could happen. There’s nothing really solid yet that we have to make a decision on, but it’s getting warmer as the days go by, so I predict there could be some outgoings.”
Pretty ominous stuff from Steven Gerrard, who also said he’d been “watching tapes” of players who would make viable replacements.
The most valuable asset the club holds is Alfredo Morelos and such has been his form, all of this suggests the club could be braced for a late offer for the player.
But fans can take solace in the fact that – whether it’s the likes of Moussa Konate or someone else – Rangers do appear willing to reinvest a slice of the cash into a replacement.
It all depends on whether a club is willing to meet Rangers’ £20m asking price for the Colombian forward.