A month ago most media outlets were whipping up excitement over a classic ‘Old Firm’ title race with Celtic apparently facing the toughest ever challenge to the SPFL crown.
Neil Lennon’s squad have stretched their lead at the top of the table to 12 points, with 10 matches left to play another league flag is coming into sight.
During January there wasn’t a single offer made for Morelos, with the goals drying up it’s difficult to imagine a bidding war breaking out for a striker that has been sent off seven times over a 17 month period.
The Daily Record reports:
Nicholas wrote in his Express column: “This season’s title race is over – and Celtic will go on to secure the Holy Grail of 10-in-a-row unless Rangers sell Alfredo Morelos. I know nobody at Ibrox will publicly write off the current Premiership campaign but it was finished even before Rangers dropped more points at St Johnstone on Sunday.
“If Rangers are serious about stopping their rivals next season then their summer transfer dealings will be key. Steven Gerrard is not going anywhere. He will still be in the Ibrox dugout next season and will be ready to take up the fight again.
“But he has a big job on his hands and the Light Blues must cash in on Morelos and use the money to strengthen their team. Morelos is also expendable and that is why I would cash in. If Rangers are offered £20million for the Colombian they should accept it.
“It will be difficult for the club to find a better all-round striker than Morelos unless they are prepared to cough up £10m or £12m but they can get someone who will score just as many goals, but without the disciplinary baggage.”
Since Gerrard took charge at Ibrox the only transfer fees received have been for Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias.
In their last set of accounts Celtic had £40m sitting in the bank with some of that expected to be invested in the squad during the summer.