Report - Rangers put off by £4.5m asking price for hitman Terem Moffi
Rangers have been put off the prospect of signing Terem Moffi from Belgian outfit KV Kortrijk by his £4.5 million price tag, according to Het Laaste Nieuws.
The 21-year-old hitman hit 10 goals in 16 outings on the continent this season, having initially started the campaign in the Lithuanian league.
He made the move to Belgium for just £300,000 in January, however, and has already seen his price tag increase 15 times over.
That would see Kortrijk make a profit of over £4 million on a player who has played just seven games in Belgium.
And it would appear that the astronomical demands have been enough to dissuade Rangers from making a move for the player, with Steven Gerrard eager to bolster his forward line ahead of a tilt on the Scottish Premiership title next season.
Is £4.5 million too much to pay for Moffi?
It’s an awful lot of money for a player who cost less than half a million just six months ago.
Don’t get us wrong, Moffi looks like a proper danger man, with four goals in seven outings in Belgium since he made his midseason switch, but that’s a big gamble to be taking on a player who has fewer shots per game than Alfredo Morelos, as well as a lower xG, and a lower total action success rate than the Colombian, as per Wyscout.
Rangers do need to do business this summer, granted, but they have already proven with free swoops for the likes of Calvin Bassey and Jon McLaughlin that they can do quality business at a smart price.
Spending this much money on a player like Moffi simply doesn’t make sense right now.