Recently reports from Sky Sports had emerged that Sevilla are going to target Rangers’ in form striker Alfredo Morelos. The Spanish heavyweights had lost the services of Javier Hernandez recently, and they are in the market for a new striker in the last week of the transfer window.
Gerrard has his say on Morelos transfer rumours
However, Steven Gerrard has once again put cold water to those transfer rumours and has reiterated that his main striker is not for sale in this window. The English boss said (Daily Record), ”I’m aware of the interest in the media around Alfredo and there have been three or four teams linked with him in the last couple of days. My message won’t change. He’s not for sale, he won’t be sold, and we haven’t received any bid for him.”
”If someone drops a massive, massive offer we will do exactly what we will do at any other time and look at it and deal with it. That’s something we can’t control. But I will be saying no, however big the offer, because of where we sit right now.”
Gerrard also added that this stance isn’t only with Morelos but all the other key players who have been linked away like James Tavernier, Glen Kamara and Connor Goldson.
An expected response from Gerrard
It is hardly surprising to see Gerrard take such a stance in the final week of the transfer window. Rangers have a chance to achieve something special this season, and they have shown that they can go toe to toe with Celtic in the title race. Losing any first-team player and most importantly Morelos will be a massive setback for the club.
Credit should also be given to Morelos for not making much fuss or noise about moving, even though he has been linked consistently over the last few months. He has maintained that Premier League football is his dream, but he has continued to work hard for Rangers.
Morelos is currently serving his three-game suspension after he was shown the marching orders in the Old Firm derby and his ban was extended after Rangers lost their appeal. However, the Gers have demonstrated that they can cope without their main man as they secured the crucial three points against St. Mirren.
Hopefully, Morelos will start the second half of the season all guns blazing, and if he goes on to deliver the title, the Colombian will go in the club’s history. It cannot be ignored that he would move on to bigger and better things in the future but certainly not this January.
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