If the reports from Turkey (as quoted by the Daily Record) are believed to be true, Super Lig side Konyaspor are eyeing an ambitious move for Rangers hitman Alfredo Morelos. They are currently 8th in the league standings with no goal scored over the last three outings.
The Anatolian Eagles have appointed Aleksandar Stanojevic as the new chief who is desperate to turn things around after last season’s impressive third-place finish.
“I have never experienced such a situation. This team needs player reinforcement if we want to go up the table. I have presented three attackers I want to buy and I have been told the transfers will be completed in this window.”
Told the Serbian following his side’s dreadful defeat against Istanbul Başakşehir. They were stunned by 18th-placed İstanbulspor in the previous gameweek and their failure to bring Isco in served as a double whammy. The former Real Madrid star is available on Bosman, but he rejected a move citing family reasons. Konyaspor, therefore, have set the sights on the Colombian centre-forward.
Morelos, 26, began his career with Independiente Medellín back in his homeland. He was eventually roped in by the Finnish outfit HJK and his spectacular scoring run caught the eyes of the Rangers’ scouts prior to a £1m Ibrox swoop back in the summer of 2017. Soon he exhibited his expertise high up the pitch and has so far netted 121 goals in 255 outings.
Meanwhile, the Gers’ ‘number 9’ went through a difficult spell under former boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst. He struggled for minutes due to form and fitness reasons which subsequently jeopardized his Glasgow future amid the emergence of Antonio Colak following a summer move from PAOK. There was no concrete interest in Morelos as it happened to be during Steven Gerrard’s regime and the Light Blues, too, were preparing themselves for his exit upon the expiration of his contract at the closure of the current campaign.
Why Rangers Must Keep Hold Of Morelos
But he has redefined himself under Michael Beale in the wake of Colak’s injury absence. ‘El Bufalo’ has regained his scoring touch as well as the starting status even after the Croatian’s availability in recent fixtures.
The Turkish transfer window will be slammed shut on Wednesday and a desperate attempt from Konyaspor could see Rangers making money rather than losing him for nothing in a few months’ time. Having said that, the Glasgow giants must not offload him now with a lot at stake this season. They have rebuilt momentum after a dreadful run and could still achieve a ‘Cup double’ in the due course of time.