Rangers have been offered a £2.6m fee for the services of Alfredo Morelos this summer, according to reports emerging from Turkey.
Fenerbahce are the interested side, but surely they will have to pay more than that for the young Colombian?
Website Sporx is the outlet leading the story on Morelos, claiming that a firm offer has been tabled by the Turkish giants after discussions with Rangers.
Morelos arrived at Ibrox last summer from HJK Helsinki for a reported £1m. After banging in 18 goals in his debut season, he is well placed to push on further in 2018/19 under the management of Steven Gerrard.
The new boss is on record as a fan of the young striker, speaking in glowing terms about his presence in the Rangers squad when the club were in Spain for a pre-season training camp.
As quoted by The Daily Mail, Gerrard said:
We love the player. The fans love the player. He’s a goal scorer. We know what he can add to this team and squad.
If you’re asking me if his head has been turned that’s a question you’d have to ask the player himself.
But where we stand right now he’s a Rangers player and I’m delighted to have him.
Clearly then the £2.6m fee is one that should be kicked into touch.
Unless the Gers are offered silly money for the player this summer then he should remain a key part of the new boss’ plans. Undermining his management by accepting a derisory offer would be a serious misstep on the club’s part.
Obviously Morelos isn’t going to be a player that spends the majority of his career in Glasgow, but it’s important the club remain firm and receive market value for him when he does eventually move on.