Rangers supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern in the last few hours after seeing their team return to winning ways in the Scottish Premiership courtesy of a 2-0 success over Partick Thistle on Tuesday night.
Graeme Murty’s men went into their clash at Firhill Stadium off the back of losing 2-1 at home to Hibernian on Saturday, thus suffering their first loss of 2018 after three victories to begin the New Year. Yet the Scottish giants got back to winning ways with a much-improved display on Tuesday, with goals either side of half time from Josh Windass and James Tavernier sealing a comfortable victory for Murty’s side, thus closing the gap on second place Aberdeen to just three points.
Subsequently, there have been many thrilled Rangers fans in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Daily Express, which suggests that forward Alfredo Morelos is open to staying at the club, on the condition that they meet his wage demands.
The 21-year-old made the move to Ibrox back in the summer and has certainly proven his worth with 13 goals in 29 matches for the club, 11 goals of which have come in their run to third place in the Scottish Premiership.
Unsurprisingly, the Colombian ace attracted interest during the January transfer window from Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe, who reportedly launched an £8 million offer for the forward, and with the Chinese window open until the end of February, further bids could be made.
Yet recent reports suggest that Morelos is indeed open to penning a new deal at Rangers, on the condition that his wage demands are met and he is subsequently made one of the club’s better-paid players.
And with the Gers seemingly struggling financially in recent times, it remains to be seen whether they can indeed offer Morelos what he wants to remain at the club.
Landlord’s verdict: Alfredo Morelos has certainly hit the ground running since moving to Rangers in the summer, and as such attracted interest from the Chinese Super League during the January transfer window.
However, recent reports suggest that the forward himself is open to staying at Rangers, but on the condition that his wage demands are met to make him one of the highest paid players at the club.
Thus, the gauntlet has been thrown down to Mark Allen and the club’s hierarchy – only time will tell whether they do, or indeed can, stump up the cash to keep Morelos at the Scottish giants.
Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!