Ex-Rangers midfielder Ian Durrant says the club must keep hold of Alfredo Morelos if they want to win trophies under manager Steven Gerrard this season.
The Colombian international continues to be linked with a move away from Ibrox, with the Gers’ reported bid for Amiens’ Moussa Konate increasing the speculation surrounding the striker. Durrant feels his former team must keep all of their best players to compete for honours:
“If you are going to win things, if you are going to win leagues and cups and have a good run in Europe, you need to keep your best players. Morelos is a key factor in that.”
“The manager was saying there might be a bid coming in for [James] Tavernier or Morelos so he will be wanting to fend that off and keep the strongest squad as he can.”
Despite talk of Morelos’s departure, no official bids have been reported, and it is believed that Rangers would hold out for a fee in the region of £18m.
The Light Blues are said to be basing their valuation of the 23-year-old on Celtic’s sale of Moussa Dembele to Lyon last summer. The French club paid approximately €20m for the Frenchman, who is the same age as Morelos.
Rangers fans will be hoping that no departure happens before the transfer deadline. The window is set to shut on September 2nd.