Whether Scottish Premiership fans like it or not, the league has become a hunting ground for richer clubs from the south who have the financial clout to pluck whoever they want whenever they want – and Alfredo Morelos could be the next man to make the jump.
The footballing world has really awoken to the startling talent that is Alfredo Morelos.
The former HJK Helsinki man has been in scintillating this season scoring 16 goals in 26 league appearances and helping Gerrard’s side to second place behind rivals
Former HJK Helsinki man Morelos is a one of a kind sort of player. The kind of man that very rarely comes along; the player just about everyone hates; whose antics are both mercilessly unpredictable and predictable at the same time.
Indeed, it is not just the Colombian’s goalscoring antics which have earned him a high-profile name in Scotland – it is the stream of controversial moments that have so often intertwined themselves with the excellence.
And by that, we, of course, mean his turbulent disciplinary record. So far this season (‘so far’ being the operative word) he has accumulated a staggering 15 yellow cards and four suspensions. It is a monumental achievement in itself managing such a collection; a feat barely thought imaginable for a striker – and one Gerrard will want to address sooner rather than later.
According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers have slapped a £20 million price-tag on their man.
It is an astronomical figure surely designed to ward of Premier League interest, especially given how poor of an investment it would represent.
Yes, Morelos is talent, but there are too many glaring issues in his game. As mentioned, his disciplinary record is appalling; no one wants to spend such a huge amount on a player who would likely spend the majority of the season suspended.
Then there is his record on the big stage. The 22-year-old has failed to score against Celtic, or in any other major cup fixture for that matter – most recently falling short against Aberdeen in the cup.
It is too much of a risk at that price – and maybe that is what Rangers want.
Rangers fans, would you take anything less than £20 million for your star man? Let us know in the comments below…