Ibrox view: Pundit way off the mark with Morelos transfer comments
BBC pundit Noel Whelan has said that Steven Gerrard will be fretting over the possible sale of Rangers hitman Alfredo Morelos in the January window.
Talking to Football Insider, Whelan said that “money talks” and that the more Morelos scores, the harder it will get to hold onto him.
Morelos has already scored 22 goals across all competitions this season.
“The more goals Morelos keeps scoring, the bigger problem Rangers have got,” Whelan said. “You look at Premier League teams who need a goalscorer, they’re going to be looking at Morelos.
“I’m sure there will be offers for him in January… Steven Gerrard’s said Morelos won’t go, but can the board continue to hold on if big offers come in? Privately, Gerrard has to be worried now, and that will be the same until the January window shuts.”
We’re sure that there will be clubs interested in Morelos in January.
We’re also sure that there will be tonnes of stories, with wild valuations and bids supposedly tabled.
We’re even more sure, though, that Morelos won’t be going anywhere until the end of the season.
Gerrard has real clout these days at Ibrox. He won’t want to lose Morelos and has already said that he won’t go in January. He’s been backed up by Ross Wilson.
Rangers are chasing the ultimate prize this season – the Premiership title and a place in the Champions League.
They’ve got a real chance of wresting the crown away from Celtic if Morelos stays for the season. The job will be many times harder if he goes.
There’s no need to rush to sell either. If Premier League clubs are interested in January, they’ll be interested in the summer. And if Morelos keeps scoring and helps to deliver the Premiership title, he will be worth even more money then.