Rangers cashing in on senior star would be absolute madness from Dave King
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is the subject of a £6million-plus bid from China, according to a report, but selling the prolific 21-year-old would be absolute madness Ibrox chairman Dave King.
According to the Daily Mail, an unnamed Chinese Super League team has made the offer for the Colombian after his blistering start to the Scottish Premiership campaign.
Morelos – who has scored 13 times in 27 appearances so far – only moved to Ibrox in the summer from Finnish champions HJK Helsinki in a deal which cost the Gers £1million.
With only Jason Cummings and Eduardo Herrera in reserve, cashing in on senior squad star Morelos now would be crazy with the Light Blues looking the strongest they have since the club’s financial meltdown in 2012 saw them booted into the bottom tier of Scottish football.
The Colombian is only 21 and is clearly still only learning his way in the game and, despite having such a keen eye for goal, can clearly improve further as he matures and gains more experience.
If Morelos continues his form from the first-half of the season, there’s no reason why the Gers couldn’t look to make £10-£15million for him down the line as he polishes off the rough edges of his game.
With the money that is thrown around down south too, if Morelos can maintain his form while continuing to improve, one of England’s cash rich sides could look to swoop for the striker in exchange for a big fee and hefty sell-on fee.
While £6million plus addons might seem tempting now – although with the transfer window closing in a little over 24 hours it would be incredibly difficult to replace him immediately – if the Gers can hang on to Morelos for a bit longer, £6million could quite easily wind up being only a fraction of his value.
In other Rangers news, Oli McBurnie raved about this Light Blues player after the win against Ross County on Sunday.
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