The Chronicle have claimed that Newcastle United can land Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos for a bargain figure this summer as the global health crisis reduces transfer fees across Europe.
Morelos, 23, has been strongly linked with a move to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle of late. The Toon are likely to be after a striker as club-record signing Joelinton continues to struggle up top, having netted just once in the Premier League.
Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle are expected to leave, while Yoshinori Muto is completely surplus to requirements. Colombia international Morelos, meanwhile, has been excellent this season – scoring 29 goals in 46 games.
However, a drop in form since the winter break and two red cards in December has seen his value drop somewhat – and now the global health crisis may see that value decrease even further. Newcastle had a £25million offer rejected in January.
Just months on, Newcastle have been told that they can sign the former HJK Helsinki forward for little over half the fee they were willing to pay three months ago – and land Morelos for just £13million.
TBR’s view – An absolute no-brainer to sign Morelos for £13m
His recent form has coincided with the rest of the Rangers side struggling since the winter break. With Steven Gerrard’s men going into the January break, his side were leading Celtic at the top – now, they are 13 points behind Celtic.
Morelos, though, has proven his worth in the Europa League, if Newcastle fans have doubts about the Scottish Premiership. Goals against FC Porto and Feyenoord away from home is more than enough proof that Morelos has what it takes.
Steve Gerrard did not want to sell Morelos in January, even if £50million offers came in (Record), but now, he may have to accept a bargain fee of just £13million.