Steven Gerrard has issued one final plea to find a buyer for Alfredo Morelos.
Throughout the transfer window the Ibrox boss has been asked about fictitious interest from Newcastle, Marseilles, West Ham, AC Milan and the old favourite the mystery club in China. Every time Gerrard has replied that there has been no offers for the 12th best striker in Colombia.
When the moonbeams run out Gerrard has been prone to inventing interest in Morelos, with just over a week left to find the money need to refund Sports Direct the sale of the striker has become critical for the survival of the title challengers.
“We’ll find out in the coming days, I predict that a bid will land for one of my players,” the Ibrox boss told the Daily Record. “I think you’ll see some movement out. There’s some offers swirling about for certain individuals, so there will be news broke over the seven or so days that are left but I can’t see there being any change the other way unless something comes out of the blue and takes away one of our players we might have to replace.
“That could happen. There’s nothing really solid yet that we have to make a decision on, but it’s getting warmer as they days go by, so I predict there could be some outgoings. I’m comfortable in certain situations with certain personnel going out and playing football, players who are maybe not in my plans.
“What I’m not comfortable with is if a bid comes out of the blue for a player that is in my plans, that’s when I would have a decision to make.”
Gerrard has always praised the role that his board have played in providing him with funds, so far £5m has been spent this summer, mainly on Filip Helander.
The former Liverpool youth coach has bloated the wage bill with Steve Davis and Jermain Defoe on massive salaries with Jake Hastie, Greg Stewart, Jordan Jones and Jamie Murphy competing for the place in the side vacated by the £200,000 sale of Daniel Candeias.
Kyle Lafferty has been paid off but there appears to be little interest in Eros Grezda or Borna Barisic who were both part of last summer’s Revolution.