Alfredo Morelos’ future at Glasgow Rangers remains in doubt.
Having made no attempts to disguise his desire to leave Ibrox at the end of last season, the Colombian centre-forward will be well aware of what comes next in the January transfer window.
Not a week goes by without Morelos facing the same old questions about his commitment to the club he first joined at the age of 20 and where he has established himself as an integral part of Steven Gerrard’s side.
However, he may not have to wait too long before he catches his next big break.
Reports emerged earlier this week that Bayern Munich are interested in the 24-year-old as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski.
After a sluggish start to the season, the £33,000-a-week Colombia international has been in prolific form over the past few weeks, having fired in three goals in his last four games in all competitions, as per Transfermarkt.
Naturally, other sides have been keeping a watchful eye on his situation, including French Ligue 1 outfit Lille, but Rangers are under no pressure to sell and should be reluctant to do so given the fact that they are currently in hot pursuit of their first piece of silverware since the 2010-11 season.
As we mentioned earlier today, while Ryan Kent has been linked to Leeds United once more – with former Rangers player Derek Ferguson casting doubts about his future – the potential loss of Morelos would arguably be an even greater blow for Gerrard.
With Rangers well in the race for the Scottish league, it would be a catastrophic error from Ross Wilson to let him leave at such a crucial stage in the campaign.
Morelos has been at the club for the best part of four years now and he perhaps represents their best chance to deny Celtic their bid for ‘ten in a row’ – last season, he smashed home 12 goals in 26 games in the Scottish Premiership and is the club’s third-highest scorer this season despite his initial struggles.
In his first season alone, he scored 14 goals in 31 top-flight appearances, and now, he continues to be one of Gerrard’s best players. He isn’t just a second-stringer. He’s become a part of the fabric of the club, especially when you consider the fact that he quite literally wrote his name into the history books after breaking Ally McCoist’s European goal-scoring record.
It will be interested to see if Bayern launch a bid for Morelos, that’s for sure, but Rangers shouldn’t even begin to entertain an offer. There’s simply too much at stake.
AND in other news, Rangers should secure Gustavo Hamer as a Steven Davis alternative…