Barry Ferguson doesn’t think Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will be at the club next season, speaking on PLZ Soccer’s Football Show.
The Colombian striker hit 30 goals for the Gers throughout the 2018/19 season, inevitably sparking speculation that a cash-rich club in a bigger league could come in for him and take the player away from Glasgow.
Manager Steven Gerrard revealed at the weekend only one firm bid has been made to date, raising fans’ hopes that they may be able to hold on to the Colombian talent.
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Ferguson though reckons that the Gers will have a big decision to make in the upcoming transfer window and that they’ll bite on a big money move.
He told PLZ Soccer’s Football show this week:
“If Rangers get a decent offer in they’ve got to seriously consider it, whether it’s around about the £8million mark.
“I’ve seen that Steven Gerrard had mentioned there’s only ever been one offer in for him.
“That offer’s got to come in and Rangers need to sit down and discuss that, but if you’re asking me, I don’t think he will be [there next season].
“I think if an offer comes in I think Rangers will take it.”
With consistent disciplinary problems and the arrival of Jermain Defoe, this transfer window could be seen as the perfect time to sell the 22-year-old, especially off the back of such a hot season.
It’s important that Rangers sell players at their peak value and Morelos arguably won’t be worth any more next year than he is over the next few months.
Defoe has shown over the last six weeks he is more than capable of leading the Gers attack and a big fee for Morelos could be reinvested directly back into signing another forward and strengthening other areas of the team.
Whether any bids emerge this summer remains to be seen, but Ferguson is right, Rangers would and should be massively tempted to cash in.