Rangers supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side come from behind to thump Scottish League One outfit Ayr United 6-1 on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.
Graeme Murty’s men got past Highland League club Fraserburgh in the previous round to set up a meeting with Ian McCall’s side on Sunday, who threatened a major upset when Alan Forrest gave them an 11th minute lead. However, that only served to spur the Gers on even further as braces from Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass as well as strikes from Jason Cummings and Jamie Murphy sealed a thumping win for the Scottish giants, earning them a spot in the last eight where they will face Falkirk next month.
Consequently, there have been many delighted Rangers fans in the Tavern in recent times, yet they are unlikely to be overly thrilled by a potentially unwelcome recent report from Football Insider, which suggests that Beijing Renhe are preparing a new offer and big contract to try and lure Morelos away from Ibrox.
The 21-year-old only made the move north of the border during the summer but has certainly hit the ground running in Glasgow, netting 15 goals in just 30 games for the club, 11 of which have come in their run to third place in the Scottish Premiership.
As such, the Colombian star has reportedly attracted the interest of Beijing Renhe in recent times, what with the Chinese Super League side reportedly making an unsuccessful £8 million bid for the forward during January.
But with the window in China not closing until February 28, Rangers would have been well aware that things could still change, and they might do just that as recent reports suggest that the Chinese top tier club are readying a new offer and a big contract to try and lure away from the Gers.
But whether this big transfer development will be enough to tempt Murty’s side into selling between now and the end of the month very much remains to be seen.
Landlord’s verdict: Alfredo Morelos has been in scintillating form for Rangers this season, with his brace in Sunday’s 6-1 win over Ayr United taking him to 15 in all competitions for the campaign.
Unsurprisingly, the 21-year-old attracted interest during January but the Gers held firm amid reported interest from Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe, who are reportedly seeking to up the ante before the close of their transfer window on February 28.
And that’s because they are reportedly readying a new bid and a big contract in their quest to land the Colombian star, but it remains to be seen whether this big development can change the mind of the Rangers hierarchy.
Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!