Alfredo Morelos has started the new season under Steven Gerrard in promising form with 3 goals from his first 8 appearances for the club, and his form is beginning to attract interest from abroad according to the Daily Record.
According to the report, Rangers have rejected a bid worth £3.75 million from Bordeaux for the Colombian striker, and they are refusing to entertain offers below the £7.5 million which was offered by Beijing Renhe in January.
Considering Rangers are in the market for further reinforcements at centre-forward, it’s no surprise that they rejected the offer without attempting to attract an improved bid.
However, the report does seem to suggest that an offer of £7.5 million or above would be enough to at least force Rangers to consider the possibility of accepting, but they should consider the calibre of replacement they can attract with that type of figure before accepting an offer.
In the current market it’s difficult to sign an established goalscorer for anything under £10 million, so Rangers would need to ensure they had a replacement lined up to replace Morelos in the event that they accepted a bid for his services.
With that being said, one player who would certainly represent a fine replacement for Morelos is Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.
Abraham was not selected for Chelsea’s opening day trip to Huddersfield despite featuring in the Community Shield, and his absence suggests that he is surplus to requirements at the club.
Only he will know whether he would be willing to embark on a permanent switch to Rangers this summer, but if he is willing to leave English football in a bid to establish a glowing reputation north of the border there is no doubt he would become a resounding success at Ibrox.
With 23 Championship goals from 41 appearances in his career so far, it seems abundantly clear that the 20-year-old striker possesses the clinical instinct which Rangers will need to keep pace with Celtic this season.
Losing Morelos is understandably a prospect which would alarm the Rangers supporters, but if the club were able to use his fee to replace him with Abraham, there’s no doubt they would be welcoming a striker who could offer an extra touch of class at the spearhead of the attack.
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