One Celtic fan has started off the extensive task of cataloguing transfer interest in Alfredo Morelos.
Six months after signing from HJK Helsinki in a £1m move the hysteria started with claims of interest from a mystery club in China. When BBC reporter Kheredine Idesanne decided to use his tennis contacts to check out reported interest he found no interest. Soon afterwards the BBC had to publish a retraction setting in place the pattern for transfer interest in the striker.
Soon after Steven Gerrard took charge at Ibrox £2m was raised from the sale of Josh Windass but other than that there has been sign of the sort of bids that Celtic received for Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney.
A succession of sources has revealed details of interest in the striker but after the final match of last season Gerrard admitted that the only enquiry he was aware of was for 3 million euros.
Kris Boyd on Sky Sports wondering where the story on Morelos going to China came from! ???? https://t.co/ZPZpcw8C9o
— christiandoidgehsc (@budgiemcb) August 4, 2019
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) July 31, 2019
Morelos has been able to cash in with two contract extensions since his 2017 move to Scotland but he is still believed to be lagging way behind Jermain Defoe in terms of wages.
With another red card picked up at the weekend against Motherwell and his continuing failure to score against Celtic it’s unlikely that there will be any £20m plus bids coming in next month with a Stuart Armstrong type offer in the region of £8m far more plausible.
Table compiled by McAvennie on Kerrydale Street.
|Jan 18||Beijing Renhe||7.5 mil||Daily Record||Gary Ralston||“Knocked Back”|
|Jul 18||Fenerbahce||2.75 mil||The Scottish Sun||Gary Taylor||“Booted Out”|
|Aug 18||Bordeaux||3.75 mil||BBC||Chris McLaughlin||“Rejected”|
|Aug 18||Dynamo Kiev||7 mil||Daily Mail||Stephen McGowan||“Last Ditch Bid”|
|Jan 19||Nice||8 mil||Scotsman||Andrew Smith||“Disrespectful”|
|May 19||Newcastle United||20 mil||Scotsman||Joel Sked||“Lining Up”|
|May 19||Marseille||16 mil||The Scottish Sun||Scott MacArthur||“Tempted To Sell”|
|Jun 19||Lille||10 mil||Daily Star||Harry Howes||“Transfer Battle”|
|Jul 19||Eintracht Frankfurt||“Big Money”||The Scottish Sun||Aidan Scott||“Could Make”|
|Jul 19||West Ham United||5 mil||Scotsman||Kathleen Oates||“Tentatively Interested”|
|Aug 19||West Bromwich Albion||10 mil||Daily Record||Scott Burns||“Rejected”|
|Aug 19||Hebei Fortune||30 mil||Sky Sports||Anonymous||“Willing To Meet Demands”|
|Oct 19||Crystal Palace||20 mil||Glasgow Times||Mark Hendry||“Weighing Up”|
|Oct 19||Aston Villa||20 mil||Birmingham Mail||Ben Husband||“Ready To Sanction”|
|Nov 19||Saint Etienne||20 mil||Herald||James Cairney||“In The Region Of”|