Rangers put their faith in striker Alfredo Morelos this January, after sustained interest from China.
Despite a reported offer of £9million, Rangers said they were going to keep hold of Morelos and keep hold of them they did.
That’s looking like the world’s biggest mistake now.
Since February the striker has only scored three goals in nine league games and missed sitters against Celtic in both Old Firm games.
The one in the 3-2 defeat was the most costly, spurning the chance to grab a point at Ibrox.
BBC pundit Tam McManus has said that his attitude towards his teammates is “stinking” and that whoever sanctioned turning their back on the big-money offer should be “chased from Ibrox” and he’s bang on.
I’m not usually right but I am on Morelos. If Rangers did indeed knock back 8m for him (doubtful) whoever sanctioned it should be immediately chased from Ibrox. Bang average. And a stinking attitude towards his team mates to boot.
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) April 15, 2018
The Daily Record also reported a big tunnel bust-up between Greg Docherty and Alfredo Morelos in Sunday’s Old Firm clash, and it seems like the pair had to be pulled apart after the clash threatened to get physical.
That’s simply not good enough.
One things for certain, if Morelos wants to move on in the summer, Rangers won’t get another offer anywhere near £9million for the striker. Try £2million or £3million.
That’s still a healthy profit on a player they signed for just £1million but the point is, by January Rangers’ season was already over and they could have pocketed the money and put it aside for the summer.
How Mark Allen must want that £9million now – if indeed that much money was ever on the table.
if it was, this has to go down as a monumental mistake by the Rangers hierarchy and ultimately Dave King has to take the blame.
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