The Daily Mail reported on Monday that Rangers have received a lucrative £6 million for the signing of Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos. The offer for the forward has come from an unnamed Chinese Super League club and, according to the report, the bid is unlikely to be accepted.
Rangers aren’t looking to sell their star man close to the end of the transfer window as they would not be able to get a replacement for the player and the fee involved in this deal does not meet the club’s valuation for Morelos.
Either the unnamed Chinese club meets their requirement or not, Rangers needs to cash in on the player while they still can.
Without any doubt, Morelos has been a superb signing for Rangers since arriving from Finnish club HJK Helsinki in the summer. The 21-year-old netted 13 goals and he looks a real talent but the fact is, “he wants to leave Rangers.”
The Colombian admitted last week, when talking to WinSports in his homeland, that he was looking to leave the club this summer with the Premier League his preferred destination. He wasn’t in his best form when he was subbed off v Aberdeen in Rangers’ last two fixture.
He is definitely a fine striker and was a good signing for Rangers in the summer but in the long-run he sees the Ibrox as a stepping stone.
Perhaps a £6 million is not enough money for him, but if the Sveco club can get a little more from the undisclosed interested club for the Colombian hitman then Rangers should cash in and find someone who truly wants to lead the line at Ibrox.