Murty makes emphatic Rangers decision after key star confirms he wants Ibrox exit
Rangers manager Graeme Murty says the club will not be selling Alfredo Morelos unless the Gers are offered big money.
Murty made his stance known on the topic of a transfer of the Colombian international after his side’s 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Wednesday night – a victory which pushes the Light Blues up to second in the table.
“Unless someone walks in with a barrowload of cash – and a big barrowload – he will be a Rangers player,” the boss said in the Daily Record.
It has been reported that the Gers boss had slapped a £10m fee on the head of the young attacker.
There has been a massive amount of speculation surrounding the future of the 21-year-old who has previously been linked with a move to the Championship with Bristol City being linked.
And the player himself told a Colombian TV station that he wanted to leave Ibrox in the summer despite having signed a three-year agreement with the Glasgow side in June 2017 from Finnish outfit HJK Helsinki.
With the recent incomings of Jason Cummings and Greg Docherty due to be announced any moment now, competition for places within the Light Blues team is set to explode.
Football Insider verdict:
Morelos’ form has been vital to the Gers progression this season and his goal tally speaks for itself – 11 and two assists. Having said that, the forward is often accused of missing more opportunities than he converts so if one of the new signings was to be given a chance in the starting line up and made his mark, Morelos could be quickly forgotten about. Murty seems to have his affairs in order since taking the job and will not be afraid of making a tough decision on the player’s future if a big offer does come in for the Colombian forward. He won’t be going anywhere in January though.
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