By Nick Ware

3rd Jul, 2021 | 7:39pm

Porto offer £10.3m fee and 20% sell-on clause for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos

Porto have offered a 20% sell-on clause in their £10.3million bid for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to Ekrem Konur.

The Twitter-verified journalist, with over 100,000 followers, made the claim on his personal Twitter profile on Saturday evening amid mounting speculation over the Colombian’s future.

Konur wrote: “Porto offered a €12 million [£10.3million] transfer fee to Rangers for Alfredo Morelos and a 20% stake in Morelos’ next sale.”

Important

£10.3million for Morelos certainly isn’t a fee that excites us, and it does not reflect Morelos’ true importance to Rangers.

However, Portuguese news outlet A Bola reported there could be an extra £4.2million in bonuses.

Now, Konur is claiming that there could be a 20% sell-on clause in the future.

That would mean that Rangers would be entitled to 20% of any fee Porto are paid for Morelos in the future – therefore, if he continues to impress there and is sold for £30million, we would receive a further £6million for him.

Combining all those components together and that would see us net an overall amount north of £20million.

That would be a much fairer fee for Morelos, but bonuses and a sell-on clause are very performance-heavy and that comes with a risk.

He certainly has the talent to take himself to new heights and move on again for a bigger fee, but what if he gets injured? That would slow his progress down considerably.

Nothing has been announced or confirmed regarding Morelos and a transfer out of Ibrox this summer, but we’re being realistic. There has been a lot of noise over his future recently and it would be fair to assume that he is looking for a lucrative move elsewhere after four great years of service.

We just hope the initial price can be driven up.

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