Rangers were able to clinch a late win over St. Johnstone in the SPL at McDiarmid Park yesterday thanks to Alfredo Morelos’ 88th-miunte strike and second goal of the game.
The Colombian’s winner took his league tally for the season to 11 goals, and his manager Steven Gerrard has since come out to warn off any interested parties ahead of the January transfer window.
“All good players around the world receive interest and bids – that’s football,” Gerrard told BBC Sport after Rangers’ latest triumph. “I won’t turn my phone off to any interested parties,” he added.
“I’ll listen to what they have to say. I’ll be respectful, but he’s going nowhere and that’s the message.”
Based on the above, Gerrard is certainly sending out the right and absolutely necessary message. It would be beyond crazy to sell Morelos during the midst of a title race, a development that, thankfully for supporters, looks highly unlikely.
And from Morelos’ perspective, there is no reason for leaving Rangers to be on the top of his to-do list.
At Ibrox, the 22-year-old’s development is coming along nicely and, while no one will be expecting him to stay there forever, moving now would seem forced given he probably has the potential to play for some much better clubs than the ones he is currently being linked with.
With that in mind, a Rangers stay for Morelos would be in the best interest of all parties in this moment of time.
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