Portuguese club FC Porto have not given up on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos – and could rekindle reported interest if Gers fail to qualify for the Champions League.
This is according to reports in Portugal, with Correio da Manha Going through Sports witness also claiming that Porto will ‘never’ meet Rangers’ demands of € 15million (£ 12.7million) with additions.
This report claims Porto hope to use their Champions League status for the 21/22 season as a potential golden carrot for Morelos if Gers fail to advance to the group stage.
This report comes after a few months of transfer links between Morelos and Porto which even drew the wrath of gaffer Ibrox Steven Gerrard.
Alfie still has to show up for preseason training after a summer at the Copa America and some downtime at home in Colombia.
Constant speculation appears to be an almost perpetual distraction and Gers manager Gerrard has targeted those who are pushing the interest.
🗣 “You learn more about Alfredo [Morelos] in terms of the people he’s bonded with, rather than what he does on the football field. It gets a little tiring this question. “
Steven Gerrard asked about Alfredo Morelos’ future at Rangers pic.twitter.com/7P1z4rEpdE
– Daily football (@footballdaily) July 23, 2021
Former Rangers president Dave King has also claimed in the press that Rangers are under no pressure to sell Alfredo Morelos or one of the club’s main assets this season.
The Gers are hoping for a chance at Champions League glory and although he is not reached this season, King believes there is no need to sell Alfie.
“I don’t feel that even though they brought players in, I have no desperate need to sell Morelos, for example,” said Dave King. [Rangers Connection Podcast].
“I think it will be purely a football decision. Steven can decide if it is more beneficial to keep Morelos than to accept a certain offer and recycle that money to strengthen the team.
“That’s where the Rangers are at the moment, which makes it so exciting.”
As of now, Alfredo continues to train ahead of the new season and has even been pictured running around a hotel parking lot as his quarantine back in Scotland continues.
Amid all the speculation, a prominent Scottish football journalist has also claimed that the striker himself is ‘ready to fight’ at Rangers, regardless of the club’s European status.
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