West Brom have been linked with a big move for in-demand Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos and plenty of fans would love to see the South American at The Hawthorns.
He won’t come cheap. According to Scottish outlet the Daily Record, Lille are said to be readying a £17m bid for the 24-year-old, with West Brom set to pounce with an offer of their own.
Lille have been told that £15m won’t be enough and Rangers have resisted selling their star striker in previous windows.
West Brom know that after having a £12m bid rejected for him last summer.
Morelos is untested at a higher level, although he has had Europa League experience with Rangers and he’s been prolific north of the border.
If he could even hit half of the numbers that he’s done for Rangers he’d be a huge success and plenty of Baggies fans would love to see Slaven Bilic sign him up.
Some are concerned about his disciplinary record – he’s been sent off seven times for Rangers – but maybe it’s something in the water up there. He had only picked up one yellow card in 69 games prior to that.
It’s something he would have to get out of his game but if he can do that and keep the goals – he’s scored an incredible 123 goals in 199 games for Rangers and Helsinki – he could be an amazing buy.
Here is a selection of tweets from Baggies fans…
Dunno why I’m bothering debating this as we’ll never get him but imo he’d be a great signing for us, yes discipline is an issue with him but better management & leaders around him could help curb it a bit. Talent is definitely there. The fire in him is part of his game
— Jamie Rossiter (@Jay89R) July 31, 2020
100% yes. We need a goal scorer and he is one. His Europa League goal record shows he can score against high level opposition. People will always point to discipline but when he plays, he scores. Rather have that than a forward who doesn’t get booked or score like we have now.
— B Rutter (@b_rutter) July 31, 2020
He will score bundles. Temperamental bugger with suspect discipline. But a force of nature.
— Jack Hannah (@longbeach54620) July 31, 2020
— Michael (@Michael65101368) July 31, 2020
If someone can get me 29 goals in a season despite anger issues and numerous suspensions… Sign him up!!!
— Said Bayan (@JuiceBayan) July 31, 2020
Top player – has some issues with anger management but well worth it
— Coley (@xXxMooley) July 31, 2020
Alfredo Morelos is a Legend at Rangers
they fans love him
— james duffy (@barryd19651) July 31, 2020
Just the sort of player we need to spearhead a premiership attack
— dennis 39 (@dennis3915) July 31, 2020
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