Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has opened up on Alfredo Morelos’ potential exit from Ibrox this summer, believing that the club were spot in rejecting the latest advance from French side Bordeaux.
The Gers boss also confirmed he is looking for the Colombian striker to sign a new deal on improved terms at the club to ward off interest in his transfer.
The Ligue 1 outfit were reported to have offered £3.75m for the player this week, with the club swiftly booting such an offer out.
As quoted by Sky Sports, Gerrard said:
It’s the right decision to reject it, it’s nowhere near high enough. It’s a player we don’t want to sell and have no ambitions too.
Teams can’t think they can knock at our door and pinch our best players for derisory bids. It’s not going to happen.
For me, I want him to stay. I want him to sign a new deal on improved terms and help the rest of us be successful moving forward.
I’m wise enough to know that every single player on the planet has a price – but the message to Bordeaux is we don’t want to sell.
If they want the player then they need to show some respect and come blow us out the water with a massive, massive bid. Otherwise, don’t pick the phone up.
There’s no denying that Morelos has had an outstanding start to the season and looks to be a central figure in Gerrard’s plans for the coming campaign. As it stands there is no viable replacement for what he offers to this Gers side.
With Sky Sports suggesting that Bordeaux may well return with a second bid, there is still a chance he leaves before the end of August, but it’s heartening to hear that the club will hold out for a mega offer before entertaining his exit.
Signing him up to a new contract would be a real statement of intent. Can we get it done?
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