A transfer update regarding the future of Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been dropped, and it could frustrate Ibrox manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
What are the news?
Fraser Fletcher, BBC Scotland reporter tweeted: “My sources tell me that interest in Alfredo Morelos is high but there are no offers on the table. I have also been told that Rangers want him to stay at the club while his contract reaches its final year.
With no indication the striker wants a new deal to extend his stay at Ibrox, the manager might have thought securing a big sum for the Colombian this summer would help the 47-year-old continue his career. other goals.
Van Bronckhorst can be frustrated
Football Scotland have claimed a bid from Sevilla worth €8m (£6.6m) is being flagged by Spain, but it could be far less than the fee Van Bronckhorst will ask if he is ready to sell the 25-year-old.
Clubs will obviously try to sign the player at a bargain price, especially as his contract expires in a year, but he’s too big for that.
The Colombian didn’t seem like himself at the start of last season, scoring just four league goals on Halloween. However, once Steven Gerrard left and the Dutchman arrived he looked leaner and a slight tactical change put him back in the goals.
He scored 12 goals under Van Bronckhorst before a thigh injury on international duty interrupted his season in March. He missed the Europa League and Scottish Cup finals, and his presence was particularly missed in the continental race as Rangers narrowly missed out on showpiece Sevilla.
With the Ibrox side desperate to reclaim the Premiership title from Celtic next year, Van Bronckhorst will want to have as strong a squad as possible.
With Gers linked with a move for free agent Erik Botheim, this could be an indication that, should a big offer arrive for Morelos, Ross Wilson will take it and invest it in other areas of the team.
A few crucial weeks await Van Bronckhorst, who may be feeling frustrated with the way things are going regarding the Colombian striker’s future.
AND in other news, Bye-bye Morelos: Wilson must now seal the Rangers swoop for an ‘exceptional’ 26-goal monster…