CONTROVERSIAL Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos will NOT be sold on the cheap, insist Rangers.

The Ibrox club’s sporting director Ross Wilson is adamant no player will be allowed to move at a reduced fee, despite an uncertain economic backdrop due to the coronaviris pandemic lockdown.

Morelos, who had claimed 29 goals before the game went into cold storage, has been linked with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City, West Ham, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in recent times.

But Wilson states the club’s main attacking threat and his team-mates will not be transferred in cut price sales.

The Gers director, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “We definitely don’t want to be selling anybody on the cheap to use that phrase. That’s for sure.

“I’m in touch with my counterparts throughout Europe all the time, particularly my colleagues in the Premier League that I’m used to working really, really close with.

“One of the biggest topics that we speak about informally is what we all think the transfer market will look like. For a start, when will that market open? Nobody knows that. But then, secondly, what it’ll look like.

“Equally, my phone goes every day, as you can imagine, with lots of agents and again that’s one of the first things on the question list : ‘What do you think the transfer market will look like?’ from them to me and me to them.

“The bottom line is we don’t know, but there’s probably three schools of thought: that the market will be really, really low and crash out, that there will be no change at all – which I think is an unrealistic viewpoint – and that we’ll see some form of abnormality and change over the next two to four windows.

“I probably think the latter is the most likely, that the market will certainly change, whether you’re talking about players’ wages, transfer fees or agents’ fees.

“But we genuinely won’t know that until the market gets into full swing and it’s very much driven by supply and demand and there’s always a domino effect in the market.

“And until that machine starts to move, nobody will know the valuation of our players or anybody else’s, for that matter.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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