A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have slammed club legend Ally McCoist for comments he made regarding the potential sale of Alfredo Morelos to Lille.
The Colombian striker has been in talks with the Ligue 1 club about a possible move from Ibrox and, despite having a TransferMarkt valuation of £13.5m, ex-‘Gers manager McCoist believes that Steven Gerrard would accept an offer of as low as £12m for the 24-year-old.
Speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast, he said: “I think Steven will accept an offer if it’s the correct offer, I really do. I haven spoken to him, so I don’t know, but I definitely think if Rangers get an offer that they find acceptable then he will be on his way.
“The reports talking about £20m… but I think if they get an offer of £12m or maybe £13m they would accept it.”
Morelos was the Light Blues’ top scorer last season with 29 goals, including 14 in their run to the Europa League round of 16, and has struck 77 goals in 137 appearances for the club since joining from HJK Helsinki three years ago. The Athletic reporter Jordan Campbell claimed that the Ibrox outfit have already turned down an offer from Lille of £13m plus bonuses for the Colombian.
McCoist, who managed the ‘Gers between June 2011 and December 2014, was questioned in some quarters over what seemed a scattergun approach to some transfer windows in which he brought in a huge quantity of new players, as per Sports Mole.
Is Alfredo Morelos worth more than £12m?
These ‘Gers fans on Twitter certainly didn’t seem to agree with his views that £12m would be a fair price for Morelos:
Thats why hes not Rangers Manager…. https://t.co/kuGYS9GF66
— TheCaptainsArmband™️ (@TheHairyJobbie) July 27, 2020
Ally who didnt fancy paying the development fee for McGinn, passed on wanyama, opted for stevie smith over Robertson and whos 1st singing as manager was Ortiz. Allys my favourite Ranger of all time but the less said about his eye for a player the better
— Borna Bassey (@FredMorelos1) July 27, 2020
Ally also signed Kevin Kyle!
— LuxInterior4209 (@bboysshadrach) July 27, 2020
Coming from the guy that thought Kevin Kyle was worth 5 grand a week😂😂
— GaryMunro (@Queens11_) July 27, 2020
Well £12 million won’t be what he accepts ally
— James 1980 (@JamesRFC3) July 28, 2020
He will…..the correct offer aint £12m though
— Sir Dickie O’Davis (@howudiddling) July 27, 2020
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