After failing to find a club interested in Alfredo Morelos from China, Turkey, France or Mexico the trail has switched to the United States.
The bad-tempered Colombian is in his third season and fourth contract at Ibrox and the only hope of the company bringing in a Dembele or Tierney like fee. Problem is that no-one outside of Scotland has shown any interest. As every transfer window approaches the hype increases, Steven Gerrard anticipates bids and Morelos reports back to Murray Park the day after the window closes. Without fail.
Mark Allen was tasked with the job of finding a buyer for Morelos but left the company for family reasons sooner after the transfer window closed with the striker still on the payroll.
Richard Gough is currently involved in a round of media appointments for next week’s legends fundraiser and decided to kick start the January transfer rumours.
Clubs in the MSL tend to bring in emerging young talent from South and Central America with only ageing European based players heading state-side to top up their pensions.
Undeterred by reality Gough decided to drop heavy hints to the Daily Record that Morelos is on the radar of LA Galaxy:
I’ve been impressed with Morelos. He seems to have calmed down a bit. He played very well on Saturday. I sat next to my friend, Jovan Kirovski, who has come over to see a lot of things.
He was asking me about Morelos and I just told him he’s a pure goalscorer. He said to me, ‘Yeah but he looks a touch heavy, Richard’ but I told him to watch and he would score. Right enough a minute later he did.
Alfredo has quietened down and realised the ability he’s got. He seems a bit more comfortable within himself. Jovan is Steven’s friend but the MLS has a lot of money and he’s just looking at a lot of things. He’s off to Germany next. Three years ago no one was looking at any of the Rangers players but now they are, which is good..
In ten appearances against Celtic Morelos has still to score. His medal collection has remained static since he left HJK Helsinki.