'Crazy', 'Great business' - Rangers fans in meltdown after Dave King takes reported transfer decision
Rangers fans have been in meltdown on Twitter on Tuesday morning after it was reported that a £7million bid from a Chinese Super League club has been knocked back for Alfredo Morelos.
The Daily Record claims that Ibrox chairman Dave King decided that he will not allow Morelos, 21, to leave Ibrox this month as it is too late in the transfer window and would only leave Graeme Murty with Jason Cummings to play up front.
It is understood that the offer made from the Far East was worth £5.8million up front with the rest made up in add-ons.
However the report added that the Light Blues would be willing to cash in on the Colombian forward at some stage in the future, most likely the summer, after he only signed for £1million from HJK Helsinki in the summer during Pedro Caixinha’s Ibrox overhaul.
Now, Rangers fans have been reacting on Twitter to the news with disbelief that they may sell one of their star players.
One supporter claimed that the speculation is “crazy”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Selling Morelos in this window would be crazy
— Matt Farmer (@MattFarmer72) January 30, 2018
Hopefully we won’t sell Morelos but if we do it needs to be at least 10mill with a sell on fee. I think the majority of any fee received will go pay back to King and the rest. Could buy that Dembele for 5 mill mind you.
— AW????⚪⭕ (@Asa1873) January 30, 2018
If there is any truth in it.. Morelos will be away before the window closes ????????
— Craig Smith (@csljm84) January 30, 2018
Wouldn't sell Morelos at the moment, but in reality, are we in a position to turn 6/7mil down. I'm guessing not. ????????
— Elaine (@ecm_242) January 30, 2018
6 million for morelos. I think we accept that. Said the other day I thought Cummings was his replacement, not his partner.
Obviously I don't want him to go but the fee pays for all of our recent loan signings. And board see it as great business.
— John Thomson (@JTommo84) January 30, 2018
Mental that Celtic fans don’t rate Morelos but fall over themselves about Dembele. £7 million is not enough for a goal scorer who stays fit.
— Mark Morrison (@Mark_Morrison10) January 30, 2018
If the Morelos bid is true I would hope we turn it down. Selling players for big money is a good model but you still need the player at the club long enough to have a good impact. One full season should be the absolute minimum. Morelos is to good to sell now.
— The Tactical Ger (@thetacticalger) January 30, 2018
Morelos has wasted no time in hitting the ground running in Scotland with 13 goals in 27 appearances across all competitions.
He is the top goalscorer in the Scottish Premiership and it has been widely reported that he is attraction attention from England too.
In other Rangers news, King is due to hold talks on Tuesday as this in-form duo is eyed up for a last-gasp exit from Ibrox.
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