According to the reports from Spanish media outlet Marca, Barcelona are interested in finding a replacement for Luis Suarez who is 32 and is slowly on a decline. Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt has apparently become their no. 1 target as they look to reinforce their attacking line. The report also claims that Barcelona directors were present in attendance to see the striker from close quarters in the Europa League clash against Inter Milan.
Here is how it can impact the Scottish giants Rangers. Earlier this month, reports from the Express came out that Frankfurt were one of the interested parties in signing Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos and they reportedly watched him in action this month.
Therefore the German side’s interest looks legit at the moment. If Barcelona goes on to sign Jovic, Frankfurt might go in for Morelos who could be an ideal replacement for their star striker. Jovic is currently being valued at €50m according to Marca. Barcelona can definitely afford to pay that kind of money for a striker.
Therefore Frankfurt should themselves have good money to play with to look for a replacement. Rangers can get a good deal from the Bundesliga outfit for their star forward who has 29 goals already this season.
Rangers signed Morelos from Finnish outfit HJK Helsinki for £1m, and they can get a massive windfall in the summer if they strike a right deal for their star forward. Morelos’ disciplinary record is going to be a significant problem for Rangers as the prospective clubs might consider him as a gamble. However, there is no doubt about his goal-scoring prowess, and he could even thrive in some of the top leagues of the world.
The 22-year-old is also making inroads in the Colombian national team, and he is highly regarded in his home country. A strong finish to the season from the striker can get his value up further. Rangers would definitely be hoping for just that.
Jovic is currently one of the hottest properties in world football and apart from Barcelona; Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are said to be interested. With such clubs coming in, Frankfurt are definitely not going to find it easy to keep hold of their star man. This might help the Gers in selling Morelos at the right price in the summer if the German outfit turns to the Rangers man for replacement of Jovic.