Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has stated that the club won’t be forced to sell their star striker Alfredo Morelos at a cheap price.
He is in red-hot form this season, with 29 goals in 46 appearances in all competition for the club this season. He is also the subject of transfer for many European clubs due to his form. With a lot of football clubs going under losses due to the pandemic, many players’ value has depreciated.
However, Wilson is adamant that clubs will have to pay a high price if they want to buy Alfredo Morelos. He said:
The bottom line is we don’t know where the market will be but there is certainly no intention to sell anyone on the cheap.
Does the uncertainty surrounding the transfer market increase the likelihood of Alfredo staying? Yeah, possible. When you don’t know what anything’s going to look like, everything is on the table.
It could well be the case that is the situation with Alfredo. Until this market opens and starts to move, whether you are Rangers or Borussia Moenchengladbach or Crystal Palace, nobody is going to know what the landscape is.
Hopefully as the weeks go past, that will become much clearer. I would be amazed if we are having a conversation like this in the middle of July and the answers are still the same and then it will be much clearer because we would know what we are working towards.
As it stands, we don’t know the situation with the 19/20 season or the 20/21 season. All of that has got to stack up before we can answer any detailed questions or even given an accurate assessment of what that’s going to look like.
I’m in touch with my counterparts in Europe all the time, particularly colleagues in the Premier League who I am used to working closely with.
One of the biggest topics we speak about informally is what we think the transfer market will look like. When will that market open? No one knows that. But equally what will it look like.
My phone goes every day with lots of agents and that the discussion is the same. There are probably three schools of thought – that the market will be really low and crash out, that there will be no change at all, that is unrealistic, and the other 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. The market will certainly change, whether you are talking about player’s wages, transfer fees or agent fees.
It will be one of the three things but we genuinely won’t know until it gets underway. The market is driven by supply and demand and there is a domino effect. Until that machine starts to move, no-one will know the valuation of our players or anyone else’s for that matter.