Fans have lapped up a story in The Sun that 34 clubs have been linked with Alfredo Morelos.
The purpose of the story was probably to illustrate the most wanted striker in Europe but it has backfired as it highlights the lack of substance to the regular feed of Alfie Bingo.
Scottish publishers appear to have great insight into the transfer plans of foreign clubs but in terns of an actual bid only Jim White sweet talking the president of Lille on TalkSPORT can be considered genuine. Lille haven’t followed up after their bid was rejected.
Over the last fortnight Fiorentina, Bayer Leverkusen and Porto have all been linked with the Ibrox striker but every story follows a familiar pattern.
Mention of last season’s 29 goals appears compulsory although little attention is given to scoring in one SPFL match in 2020, seven red cards in 18 months or a complete failure to score against Celtic.
Had a realistic fee of £6-8m been put on Morelos the club could probably have banked a record transfer fee but the insistence on Dembele Dollars has left clubs to look at other targets.
Over the last fortnight Newcastle have signed Callum Wilson for £20m with a similar fee taking James Rodriguez to Everton.
This is the sixth window that there has been speculation over bids for Morelos, the next window opens on January 1 for a familiar story.
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) September 14, 2020
Unluckiest player in Europe. He simply cannot get one of these deals over the line.?
— Glory Mint Swed? (@Swedleypops) September 14, 2020
Aww thats crackin. What a fkn player in such high demand. Tell me how many of these 34 clubs have actually made an enquiry or a bid?
— Kevin Reynolds (@ReynoldsK1888) September 14, 2020
This just highlights how moronic the press are or there’s a massive agenda either way it’s pathetic
— scott (@sward1888) September 14, 2020
???? and only one bid ??? ffs ya couldn’t make it up or I suppose you can ??
— Celtic 1888 ?????? (@Signedponeil32) September 14, 2020
Hahahah absolutely hilarious ? Banter Years material right there hahaha
— Glasgow Born Celt (@Super6Legend1) September 14, 2020
& yet he is still here, only the snoozepapers have linked him with 99% of these clubs
— David James Taylor (@smokywoods) September 15, 2020
Michael Caine wants him for the Allies team in Escape to Victory too apparently
— waxie’s dargle (@lebowskimowski) September 14, 2020
You’d think at least ONE of these clubs would’ve been able to meet the £5m release-clause figure?
— M.R.Auld (@HoopedAvenger) September 14, 2020
Did you include the unknown Chinese club?
— ?????? ??????? ??????? (@MartinBisland) September 14, 2020