Rangers chairman Dave King has stated that the club will not even consider selling Alfredo Morelos for £40m in the January transfer window.
The South African businessman says that the Gers are focused on winning titles and selling the Colombian international would damage their prospects of winning trophies this season:
“I would rather keep Alfredo. If they offered £40m and the manager came to me, I’d say my instinct would be to keep him. We know he’s going to score goals. My view is not to sell him under any circumstances and there would be no financial pressure whatsoever to sell Alfredo.”
“I think I can safely say Alfredo will not be going anywhere in January. I’ve said to the manager if you get offered £25m for him, £30m, I wouldn’t sell. You make your decision.”
King has put out a strong stance on Morelos, and one that will no doubt delight manager Steven Gerrard. Fans on Twitter are also very happy about the statement:
Music to my ears.
Time to rip the tarriers to shreds before you fill the our bank.
Sad Sad day when Alfie goes!!
— Robbie Wilson (@robertw1690) November 26, 2019
What a guy 💙
— ShoreRoadLoyal (@ShoreRoadLoyal) November 26, 2019
But we're struggling. 🤡
— Cairo 🏴🇬🇧 (@Cairo1872) November 26, 2019
But but we are heading for admin 2 😂😂😂 thank you dave king you had me in tears
— belinda childs (@belindachilds2) November 26, 2019
But but….rangers need to sell him or its admin 726363626262!!!!!!
— Conroy (@Conroy24948717) November 26, 2019
Well said 🇬🇧
— william galloway (@william34982273) November 26, 2019
Top goal scorer for heavens sake.
— Alexei Romanov (@dvarets) November 26, 2019
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) November 26, 2019
— Greg (@GregMaclean6) November 26, 2019
The likes of Crystal Palace and Aston Villa have reportedly been keeping an eye on the 23-year-old, and the player himself has said on more than one occasion that he’d be open to leaving Ibrox.
However, Morelos has scored 22 goals already this season and with the club in the midst of a tight head to head battle for the title, losing the Colombian at this stage would be extremely detrimental to the cause.
Supporters will be very much hoping that King and the Rangers board will not soften their resolve in regards to the striker.