Rangers boss Graeme Murty has stated that there is still a chance that star striker Alfredo Morelos will leave the club for China but hinted that only a “ridiculous” offer would tempt the club into selling up.
The Columbian hitman has been heavily linked with a move to the far east with Beijing Renhe said to be in hot pursuit of his signing, but ahead of Wednesday’s transfer deadline in China, there has yet to be an agreement made.
However Murty, who himself had a busy January transfer market at Ibrox in terms of new arrivals, has left the door open over a potential exit outside of the British window, and that talks are on standby ahead of any last minute offers.
He told the Daily Mail: “I’m still relaxed about the Alfredo situation. I can’t do anything about what they do.
“If they come in with a ridiculous bid that the club want to talk about then we’ll have a conversation.
“Until that happens I’ve got a centre forward who is adding to our collective and scoring goals and looking like he’s really got his mind focused.”
Morelos has been a first team regular since arriving at Rangers for £1million last summer, scoring 17 goals in his 33 appearances for the Light Blues.
Football Insider verdict
Rangers have managed to bat off any and all interest in Morelos to date, and Wednesday will have to be the day that either the Gers or the Chinese side blink. It has gone pretty quiet in the build up to the transfer deadline day in China, and whether that is because they have dropped interest or are waiting to launch a last minute mega-bid awaits to be seen. Can the Light Blues resist the temptation of a big-money offer and keep a hold of their Columbian hitman? Really, with the form that he is in, they cannot afford to let him go, no matter the price offered, and if he keeps it up there may well be bigger offers on the table come summer. It is a risk not taking the money, but a calculated one which could end in bigger rewards.
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