Lille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed that the French side have made a £16m bid for Glasgow Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos.
The speculation surrounding the future of the Colombia international has been intense, and the Ligue 1 side appear to have been in pole position to sign the 24-year-old – Morelos was even said to have agreed personal terms with Les Dogues. However, the signing of Jonathan David looks to have cooled Lille’s interest.
Lopez has been speaking to talkSPORT, and he has admitted that his side have already tabled an offer for Morelos. He explained:
“We have (bid £16m). He’s obviously a good player.
“We had a primary target who was Jonathan David and who we got. He’s locked into a certain system with a number of players already around him.
“We obviously are entering a transfer window that is longer than usual.
“The key thing for us is to analyse how what we have already comes together and that is something the coach is looking at before we make any other additions.
“He’s a great player, we’ve bid for him and we like him but at this stage we are in a situation where we want to understand… we haven’t had time to prepare at all. It’s been a really odd preparation.
“We know we have a lot of talent. We have lots of offensive material and we’ve hit the pause button at this stage.
“We will wait it out a couple of weeks and see where we are. Then make a final decision on if we need someone else in the transfer market.”
After 79 goals in 142 matches for the Gers, it is no surprise to see that a side would make such a substantial offer for the striker – clearly, though, it wasn’t good enough for the the 54-time Scottish champions, and there have been reports that they want £20m for their star asset.
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