Rangers slap mammoth price-tag on in-demand mainstay - report
Rangers have slapped a mammoth £10million price tag on in-demand striker Alfredo Morelos in a bid to put off any potential suitors, according to a report.
The Herald claim the Ibrox side are unwilling to entertain offers which fall short of their valuation for the 21-year-old Colombian.
Morelos only joined Graeme Murty’s side over the summer in a £1million from Finnish side HJK Helsinki but is understood to have been attracting interest from a number of Championship sides.
The Colombian is the top goalscorer in the Scottish Premiership so far this season with 10 goals in 20 league appearances.
Since arriving at Ibrox, Morelos has impressed fans with his performances – even enduring a lengthy spell without a goal – and has been one of only a few of Pedro Caixinha’s summer signings who can be considered a success.
He has kept his spot as a mainstay in the first-team, despite Caixinha being sacked and replaced by Murty.
Football Insider verdict:
Rangers putting a £10million price tag on Morelos makes perfect sense after hitting 10 goals in his first 20 league games for the Gers. The 21-year-old could be a huge asset to the Ibrox side ad if anyone wants to pry him from Ibrox they should have to pay a sizeable fee. He’s still far from the finished article but has shown a fantastic awareness in and around the penalty area. Morelos can still improve considerably and could end up making the Gers a record fee further down the line. With the expected improvement in the side over the January transfer window, Morelos could go on and have an even more fruitful second-half of the season.
In other Rangers news, an English club is interested in a swoop for this Gers defender after contract negotiations begin.
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