A big update has emerged on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, regarding interest in his services from abroad…
According to AS, via Turkish outlet Cumhuriyet, the Gers have refused to cash in on the Colombian international after a bid of £5.8m (€7m) from Fenerbahce as their transfer window continues to run for another week
The report claim that the Turkish giants are now set to pursue other targets after being told that the Light Blues will not be selling Morelos, with Gio van Bronckhorst keen on retaining his starting centre-forward.
Rangers fans will surely be elated with this for multiple reasons.
Firstly, it shows that Ross Wilson and the club are willing to stand firm in the face of interest in their crucial first-team players. Van Bronckhorst wants to keep hold of the forward and the powers that be have made the decision to back him by rejecting the Turkish club’s attempts to sign him.
This is in comparison to the board refusing to back their manager and selling the forward regardless of his wishes in order to rake in a sizeable transfer figure. Supporters will be pleased to read that they did not decide to go down this route, instead, putting their faith in the Dutch head coach.
The fans will also be elated with this news as it comes as a big boost to van Bronckhorst and his squad. Morelos is a pivotal player for the Gers and is showing, yet again, this season that he is a top-quality striker option at Premiership level.
In 19 league outings this term, he has produced eight goals and four assists for the club. He has 62 goals and 25 assists in 128 appearances in the competition throughout his career and 107 in 212 in all competitions for Rangers, highlighting his deadly finishing in front of goal.
This is why keeping him at the club will delight the fans as they will be able to continue enjoying his presence in the number nine role at Ibrox. He is a proven goalscorer and there is no guarantee that they would be able to find a replacement for him within their current squad, given that the transfer window in Scotland has now closed.
Cedric Itten has started in place of the attacker whilst he is away on international duty and has failed to catch the eye. He failed to register a goal or assist in matches against Livingston and Ross County, recording unimpressive SofaScore ratings of 6.7 and 6.6.