Rangers have received a potential boost as they look to keep Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox this summer, with the Daily Mail reporting that his admirers are considering abandoning their pursuit of the Colombian.
Morelos’s future has had a question mark hanging over it for some time. And a move away had appeared to become an inevitability when Sky Sports reported last month that he had agreed personal terms with Lille.
However, Rangers have dug their heels in as they reportedly hold out for a fee of at least £20 million for the striker.
According to the Daily Mail, Lille have now seen four bids rejected – with the most recent worth £16.25 million.
And the Mail has claimed that the Ligue 1 side are considering ending their pursuit amid frustrations over Rangers’s demands. It is stated that they are not even sure what price would get a deal across the line.
TBR View: Rangers make statement by rejecting bid, but some fans may wish they had let Morelos go
Morelos has been an outstanding signing for the Gers. And he will leave big shoes to fill when he does leave the club in the future.
Nevertheless, some of the Ibrox faithful may have been tempted to cash in when Lille offered £16.25 million.
Of course, if they return with an improved offer, Rangers’s decision will instantly look incredibly smart. But should they now end their pursuit, some supporters may wonder if the Gers will rue rejecting the offer.
If Morelos has agreed personal terms, questions may be asked about his commitment to the cause – particularly if his form dips.
A dip in form could also see his value drop over the coming months, making it harder for Rangers to attract similar offers in the future.