By Richard Parks
Beijing Renhe are lining up a fresh bid for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos after failing to land him earlier this year, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim the Chinese top-division club are ready to make another move for the Colombian, 21, after tabling an £11million offer in January that was rejected by the Light Blues.
It is said that Beijing’s new bid will be “significantly lower” than earlier in the year, but Morelos could still go during the summer window.
Football Insider verdict:
In Scottish football circles, there is great scepticism as to the veracity of the £11million winter bid for Morelos, and whether the actual formal offer from Beijing reached anywhere near that massive level. Given that the forward is more raw than uncooked chicken and has an appetite for missing open goals, most Bears would have gnawed off the hand of anyone offering anywhere near £11million for him. Was it a case of an agent with an over-active imagination spinning a few yarns? Only those involved will really know, but what is certain is that if a bid of over £5million of actual hard cash is on the table for Morelos, the top brass should take the money and run. He is a striker of real promise – 18 goals and eight assists from 43 matches in his debut season is proof of that – but he is not a worldbeater and never will be. There are better strikers out there that Rangers can afford. And they should look to cash in on their prize asset and find them.