In Focus: Morelos’ ambition only makes it easier for Rangers to cash in

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos as opened up on a potential move away from the club amidst heavy transfer speculation.

What’s the story?

Reported to have been the subject of four bids from Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe, the latest of which was a massive £9m, Morelos may not be a Rangers player for much longer.

However, it appears he would prefer to stay in European football, calling potential interest from English clubs ‘very exciting’.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the Colombian said:

I play in a country very close to the English Premier League and I think that many teams are watching me. So I am very happy with what I am doing right now. I have a positive mentality and if a team in England showed serious interest in me, it would be very exciting.

While it’s no surprise the 21-year-old doesn’t see Rangers a permanent home for the entirety of his career, the club must ensure they sell him at the peak of his value given his apparent readiness to move on already.

When should they sell?

If there’s money on the table from China then it’s arguably the best time to sell Morelos. Cash rich clubs in Asia are likely paying more than his market value when it comes to English football and the Colombian hasn’t quite hit the heights to suggest he could perform at Premier League level.

His 16 goals have been important to Rangers this season but with Jason Cummings and Josh Windass available to pick up the slack in attack then bids in the region of the reported £9m must be considered seriously.

Morelos clearly sees his long-term future away from Ibrox and while that ambition is nothing to hold against the player, the club must make sure their interests are taken care of first and foremost.