Steven Gerrard has warned clubs who haven’t shown the slightest interest in Alfredo Morelos that they will have to move fast if they want to sign the Ibrox striker!
Despite constant questioning on supposed interest no bids have been made for Morelos who picked up five red cards last season and was left out of Colombia’s initial squad of 40 players named for Copa America.
At least once a week a Scottish media outlet speculates over a club ‘showing interest or keeping tabs’ with nothing forthcoming and the claim largely overlooked by the local media covering the club supposedly interested.
Gerrard has spent around £1m bringing in seven players this summer with no sign of fresh funds being made available as Dave King awaits the invoice from Sports Direct for a breach of contract.
Discussing his star striker yesterday Gerrard told the Daily Record: “I can’t control the speculation, but as a club we haven’t got a decision to make because a bid hasn’t come of any sort.
“Does anyone want Alfredo Morelos? I don’t know, I can’t answer that question, but if they do they best bring a really, really big offer. It won’t happen late. A million per cent it won’t happen late, that’s for sure.
“So if someone wants to spend a lot of money on a centre-forward and they want my centre-forward, they will have to come early. If he did end up going he would be impossible to replace with days or weeks to go in the window. We don’t want to sell him, but you know and I know that every player has a price.
“I’m not going to sit here and say he’s not going out the door because if a bid lands that the board like and want to accept, it’s a completely different conversation. But that hasn’t happened. There hasn’t been one single bid. If teams are planning on waiting until days or the last week of the window, they are wasting their time.”
It’s believed that Gerrard has sanctioned the departures of Kyle Lafferty, Eros Grezda, Ryan Hardie, Jordan Rossiter, Eduardo Herrera and Jason Holt with Young McCrorie joining Portsmouth on loan last week with a clause in place to make the move permanent at the end of the season.
There is no process/platform/pathway for Scortish clubs to develop 16/17 year olds into first team players. This is what happens.https://t.co/OHmwJqDgrm
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) July 8, 2019