As per Portuguese TV show Mais Transferencias (via Sport Witness), Porto should have no problem convincing Alfredo Morelos to leave Glasgow Rangers this summer.
The Lowdown: Porto want Morelos
25-year-old Morelos has been linked with a move to Porto in recent weeks, while the Gers have reportedly rejected a €8m (£6.8m) bid from Italian side Cagliari for his services (via Bruno Andrade).
Now, there has been an update on the Portuguese club’s pursuit of the Colombia international.
The Latest: Morelos eager to move
It has been suggested that Porto should have no trouble convincing Morelos to make the switch.
It is also being reported that the Gers are looking for a sum between €12m (£10.3m) and €15m (£12.8m) for his services, a big increase on Cagliari’s offer.
The Verdict: Not so easy
Porto, of course, are an attractive proposition. They are already guaranteed a place in next season’s Champions League and have a strong history of success – they have twice been crowned European champions, for example. However, it seems Morelos may have set his sights slightly higher.
Will Morelos be at Rangers next season?
In the past, Morelos has revealed his dream is to play in the Premier League (Radio Caracol), while he has also said he wishes to play in a more prestigious division (Goal.com). With all due respect to the Portuguese top flight, it is far from the most attractive league in Europe.
When it comes to the Champions League on offer, the Gers could also be competing in the group stages themselves if they make it through two prior rounds. Morelos may be looking for better than Porto, which is likely good news for the Ibrox outfit’s hopes of securing a big profit.
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