Marseille have made an offer for Rangers FC star Alfredo Morelos, but it will surely get rejected.
Rangers FC are looking ahead to Saturday’s game against Hamilton Academical as they aim to keep their place at the top of the table with three more points.
Based on what took place last weekend between Steven Gerrard and Alfredo Morelos, fans should expect to see Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten get the nod up top for Rangers once again.
After rejecting a £16m bid from Ligue 1 outfit Lille a few weeks ago, Rangers were hoping that Marseille and AC Milan would act on their interest and submit higher bids. Fabio Capello, who won four Serie A titles at the San Siro in the 1990s, is urging his former side to secure the Colombian’s services, but they have not taken any formal action just yet.
Marseille, on the other hand, are ready to table a loan bid for Morelos, according to an exclusive report out of France. Marseille understand that Rangers are ready to negotiate a deal for the striker’s departure from Glasgow, but a loan deal is a major insult for the Scottish giants.
Rangers value Morelos around £20m, so letting him go on loan is far from ideal, especially since that type of move only leads to a temporary solution.
Letting Morelos go out on loan is a major gamble for Rangers. If the Colombian international fails to perform and does not meet the expectations set forth by Marseille, his market value would take a massive hit.
He would essentially carry the label of a player who cannot find success in Europe’s top leagues if that were to happen. That being said, the best option for Rangers is to sell Morelos.
Unfortunately, Marseille thought they could get away with this type of offer, but it will surely be rejected by the Ibrox front office.
Several other clubs in the Premier League have expressed interest in Morelos over the last few months, but it remains to be seen if any of them will make formal offers as their season opener is right around the corner – September 12th.
Gerrard and the Gers’ executive board will also be keeping the door open for AC Milan as the Italian side continues their search for a new striker.