The Scottish Sun, in a display of reporting that pretty much sums up how Rangers have conducted their transfer business this summer, have gone full circle in the latest twist to the Alfredo Morelos transfer saga.
Initial stories, originating from Colombia, suggested that Lille had made an offer of €20million (around £18.5m) for El Bufalo’s services, however, just a few hours later, they rubbished their own article claiming that an offer hadn’t been made from the Ligue 1 side.
Finally, they now claim that they could make an improved offer after having one of over £16m rejected earlier in the transfer window, in other words, they have no idea what the latest situation is regarding Morelos’s future at Ibrox.
One player who could yet be a viable replacement for Steven Gerrard’s talisman is one time target, Matej Vydra, with the Burnley striker now into the last year of his contract, the Czech international was close to signing in January until his parent club couldn’t secure another forward of their own before the window shut.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, who knows what could have happened if a player of the 28-year old’s quality had been added to the squad at a time when Rangers were struggling to score goals.
He remains an option for Sean Dyche off the bench but with just 41 appearances since he signed in 2018, and even fewer starts, he is far from a first-team regular preferring the likes of Chris Wood, Jay Rodriguez and Ashley Barnes in attack.
Who would you rather have leading the line?
The Premier League side do have the option to extend Vydra’s contract by another year but having been willing to let him go in January, they shouldn’t be too hard to negotiate with if Ross Wilson decides to go back in for him.
Burnley paid just over £7m to Derby for the striker but he wouldn’t command that sort of fee now and is valued at half of that on transfermarkt, a loan-to-buy deal could be the perfect solution, if of course the speculation surrounding the mercurial Colombian comes to fruition that is.