Gers boss Steven Gerrard has blasted French club Bordeaux’s approach for striker Alfredo Morelos.

As reported by the Daily Mail on Thursday, Bordeaux tabled a £3.75 million bid for the Colombian.

Following their sale of Malcom to Barcelona, the Europa League side have cash to burn and want to replace the Brazilian.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 29: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers striker Morelos has started off the season well at Ibrox, scoring three goals already so far.

He picked up a red card in the opening Scottish Premiership game with Aberdeen, but that was later rescinded.

Gerrard responds

Gerrard has now addressed the French side’s offer – and he isn’t too pleased.

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He said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun: “Teams can’t just knock our door and think they can pinch our players with derisory bids.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 06: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard in the dug out during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“If they want the player they need to show us some respect and blow us out the water with a massive, massive bid.

“If not don’t pick up the phone because the figure mentioned is not correct. We want him here.”

Verdict

It’s certainly unlikely, especially following Gerrard’s assessment, that Rangers will cash in on Morelos.

The 22-year-old may be slightly hot-headed, but he has definitely endeared himself to the Ibrox faithful.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 06: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It would be a hugely unpopular decision to sell Morelos, and it’s clear Gerrard values him greatly.

Morelos has bags of potential, and could well establish himself as a cult hero with the Scottish giants.

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