BBC pundit Tam McManus questions reported bid for Rangers first teamer
BBC pundit Tam McManus has stated that although he believes that Rangers did receive bids for star striker Alfredo Morelos, they didn’t receive a bid of £8million which has been reported.
Sky Sports reported that on the last day of the transfer window the Ibrox side knocked back a bid of £8million from Chinese side Beijing Renhe for the Colombian striker.
Responding to a Tweet on his personal Twitter account, McManus stated that he didn’t think that the Ibrox side would turn down such a huge offer for the player.
“For the millionth and trust me the very last time i have NEVER said there wasn’t any bids for Morelos I believe there WAS.” the former Hibernian striker began.
“What I don’t believe is Rangers knocked back *£8-8.5m up front for Morelos as has been widely reported.”
For the millionth and trust me the very last time i have NEVER said there wasn’t any bids for Morelos I believe there WAS. What I don’t believe is Rangers knocked back *£8-8.5m up front for Morelos as has been widely reported. You got it Douglas?
* denotes Pounds not Euros. https://t.co/XTFfOCYqbS
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) February 8, 2018
Unsurprisingly Morelos is said to have been affected by the news linking the player to a huge wage increase in China, with BBC Sport reporting that the player was ‘confused’ by the transfer.
The 21-year-old was left out of the Gers starting line-up for the recent 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle which saw them narrow the gap to three points on second placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership table, and only came on as a second-half substitute in place of Jason Cummings.
It remains to be seen if the player will return to the starting line-up for the upcoming Scottish Cup trip to Ayr United on Sunday or if he will remain on the sidelines.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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