Former Celtic hero Davie Provan has had some harsh words for Rangers fans regarding their striker Alfredo Morelos.
It comes amid continued transfer rumours surrounding the Colombian after his stunning start to the season in Glasgow.
The Rangers star has scored 24 goals in 27 games for Steven Gerrard’s side and has therefore been linked with clubs in the Premier League and Europe.
However, outgoing Rangers chairman (as reported by the Daily Record) Dave King has suggested Rangers will not be selling Morelos in January, even if a club bids £40 million for his services.
Provan, who played over 200 games for Rangers’ fierce Old Firm rivals, wrote in the Scottish Sun that such a suggestion was outrageous.
“Listen, I get the euphoria. Ten minutes ago, Rangers were running out at Peterhead in the bottom division.
“They’ve come a long way since and the heat they’re putting on Celtic is a godsend to a league that had lost credibility.
“But anyone believing Gers could blank a £40m bid for Morelos should be locked up. This is a business still relying on directors’ handouts to keep going.”
Rangers are clearly doing everything in their power to ensure that Morelos remains at Ibrox until the end of the season.
Losing him now would seriously damage their chances of halting Celtic’s recent dominance of Scottish football and in the Europa League, where ‘El Bufalo’ has been a potent threat.
However, considering Rangers’ financial situation, they would undoubtedly have to receive a bid of that magnitude favourably.
Perhaps Rangers’ best course of action is to let Morelos know he could be allowed what seems an inevitable exit in the summer if he does not pursue a January departure.