Kris Boyd is discussing the prospect of a £50m bid for Alfredo Morelos!
The chunky former Kilmarnock striker is an in-demand media figure with his views regularly sought by Sky Sports, Radio Scotland, The Sun and TalkSPORT.
Every transfer window since Morelos moved to Ibrox has been accompanied by speculation over mystery bids from China, Mexico, Turkey, France and San Marino but in May this year Steven Gerrard admitted that the only offer he had ever had was for 3m euros.
After failing to shift the former HJK Helsinki starlet during the summer Mark Allen decided that after two years in Glasgow he had to spend more time with his family, giving up his Director of Football role.
With £10m required to keep the lights on this season, before making pay-outs to Sports Direct and Memorial Walls, selling Everyone, Anyone in January is absolutely essential but Boyd sees things differently as he explains in his column in The Sun reflecting on the glory of beating Porto 2-0:
At Ibrox, that man Alfredo Morelos produced again. He’s now so important to Rangers that I don’t think they could sell him in January even if a bid of £50million came in.
Listen, that’s not going to happen, but you cannot underplay how vital he is to Gerrard’s team. For me, if they want to have a proper go at stopping nine in a row — which they clearly do — they couldn’t sell him at any price.
Gerrard said as much last week after the Betfred Cup semi-final win over Hearts, so I would imagine he’s got guarantees Morelos won’t be sold.
Rangers’ accounts didn’t look too clever when the figures were announced a few days ago but, at the end of the day, success comes at a price.
‘Didn’t look too clever’ is one way of putting it, with the Three Bears keeping their hands in their pockets it’ll require a particularly foolish ‘investor’ to come up with the shortfall for this season.
If a £50m bid comes in for Morelos Mr King will have it banked in less time than it takes Andrew Dallas to point to the penalty spot at Ibrox.