Rangers’ summer transfer window has been one fuelled by a burning ambition to knock their Old Firm rivals off their perch, with signings raining in at Ibrox since Steven Gerrard’s arrival.
The heavy influx of new signings at Rangers along with the arrival of an unproven manager commanding one of the most beaming reputations in recent footballing memory has ushered in a new era at the club.
But whilst Rangers are undergoing something of a transformation it’s important that they build for the future by keeping their best players as well as strive to add new talent to their ranks.
Alfredo Morelos certainly stands out as one of the club’s most indispensable talents, largely due to the fact he is 22-years-old and clearly has plenty of scope for development.
Earlier this summer the Colombian striker was subject of a £3.75 million bid from Bordeaux which was swiftly rejected by the club, but the French outfit are not the only side expressing an interest.
Speaking ahead of Rangers’ clash with FC Ufa, Sergei Tomarov (Ufa’s manager) declared that he would be interested in signing Morelos, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson if his side knocked the Gers out of the Europa League.
The admission proves that interest in Morelos is beginning to intensify across Europe, but Tomarov might not share the same point of view now as Morelos was sent off for two quick-fire yellow cards in a moment of pure petulance.
Before the match Gerrard would have been almost completely against the idea of selling Morelos, but his latest stunt during a match of immense importance for the club will invite fresh questions about his reliability and whether he has the mentality to succeed at Ibrox.
The lure of a new challenge in a more prestigious league and the promise of higher wages will naturally carry a huge weight of appeal for Morelos, so there’s no doubt that Gerrard may face an uphill battle to keep him at the club even if he is willing to give him a shot at redemption.
Either way Morelos (valued at £2.03 million by Transfermarkt) has left Gerrard with a decision to make and, although it’s probably too late to offload him during this window, one more act of petulance might just persuade the Rangers chief to offload him in the near future.
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