By George Overhill

23rd Jun, 2022 | 8:15am

Rangers will reject Sevilla offer for Alfredo Morelos out of hand

Rangers will “immediately” reject the reported offer from Sevilla for Alfredo Morelos for being too low, according to The 4th Official.

El Chiringtuito TV had reported on Twitter Wednesday (22 June) that the Spanish side had offered €8million [£6.9million] for “El Bufalo” and that the player was interested in the move.

He is heading into the final year of his current deal with the Gers but according to the Scottish football insider, who has over 50,000 followers on Twitter, the price is nowhere near good enough.

The club are currently in talks over a new contract but are reportedly willing to let the Colombian leave a deal cannot be agreed [90min].

With that in mind T4O wrote on Twitter: “If the reports from Spain about Sevilla making a €8m offer for Alfredo Morelos is true, I expect Rangers to turn it down immediately.

“The club definitely want him to sign a new contract. However, if that doesn’t happen, there’s no way he is leaving for €8m.”

Spot on

That should indeed be the position that club takes in this situation as it feels like this offer has some sort of Scottish tax on it.

Were the 25-year-old playing in one of the top five European leagues he would never go for that little regardless of only having a year left on his contract.

It might be fair to suggest that the standard of football is higher elsewhere, but his exploits in the Gers’ Europa League run before his injury proved he can take on opposition from across the continent.

He scored four and assisted another in nine matches in the competition, as well as being central to the team’s play, as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side made it all the way to the final.

It is true that his fitness may be a factor in any transfer negotiations but less than £7million for an international striker who has scored over 100 goals and provided over 50 assists in the past five seasons is derisive.

Everyone around the club will be hoping he stays but if he has to go then a club is going to need to pay more than that.

With a year left they won’t get his full market value, but they shouldn’t expect to take him for a bargain basement price.

In other Rangers news, a season-long controversy has now developed into a new phase after recent developments.