Graeme Murty details what will happen if Rangers accept Alfredo Morelos offer
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has insisted he is under no “economic imperative” to sell Alfredo Morelos is further bids come in for the Colombian striker.
Morelos has been subject of bids from the Chinese Super League but the Gers manager is confident they can keep hold of the 21-year-old.
The striker has been in prolific form for the Light Blues with 16 goals in 31 games since signing from HJK Helsinki in the summer for £1million.
Murty said that the player knows where the club stand on selling him and insisted he was “focused” on success at Ibrox.
“If another bid comes in for Alfredo, we will deal with it. I am fairly relaxed about it because I can always refuse it. I am under no economic imperative to get him sold and move him on,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“If the bid comes in and the club decide we want to take it, that will be a discussion between us all.
“Alfredo knows our position, as well as his own. He is focused and you could see that against Hamilton.”
Morelos has emerged as a contender for the Colombian World Cup squad this summer after his performances for the Gers and HJK over the last 12 months.
With the Gers reported to have received offers up to £11million for Morelos, the Ibrox side’s stance has split fans down the middle.
Football Insider verdict:
If Murty is happy the Gers are under no pressure to sell the striker then it should be in everyone’s best interests to keep him at Ibrox for as long as possible. With the World Cup around the corner there could even be a few of the big money post-World Cup bids you see when a player impresses at the finals. While Morelos’ bank balance will benefit from a move to China, it isn’t likely that his career would and staying at Ibrox – if even for the next 18 months – could see the 21-year-old earn a proper big move.
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