Football Insider claims that West Ham boss David Moyes could sign Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos for a cut price £12 million fee this summer. Steven Gerrard will surely not want to lose the South American. But it seems as though the forward could be on his out of Ibrox this summer. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
The Rangers boss is a huge fan of Morelos. He raved about the Colombia international, when speaking to the Scottish Sun:
“He’s a fantastic footballer. He scores goals in big volumes. I suppose what you want me to answer is: ‘Is he going to be here next year?’. That’s the million-dollar question. But you and I know that every player has his price.”
Moyes desperately needs to bring a prolific goal-scorer to the London Stadium this summer.
And Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos certainly fits into that category.
The 24-year-old has racked up 77 goals and 29 assists in 137 games for the Gers. And this season, he has notched up 29 goals and 10 assists in 46 outings (Transfermarkt).
His career record is impressive as well, with 123 goals to his name in 206 games (Transfermarkt).
Signing the Colombian would come with a caveat, however.
Morelos has a nasty streak, with seven red cards to his name during his time with Rangers.
It could be argued that that isn’t always a bad thing, however. Especially at West Ham. The Hammers fans love a maverick character. Paolo Di Canio springs to mind.
And signing Morelos for just £12 million might be a great option for David Moyes, albeit somewhat of a risky one.
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter to deliver their verdicts. And most of them seem to think that a move for the Rangers hitman should be avoided…
Doesn’t improve the squad, massive liability, and it’s Scotland…most Sunday League players could bag a few goals up there having gone out the night before.
— Jamie Bennett (@jamiebennett92) July 19, 2020
He’s a liability, not up to prem standards. Just wants to fight. Scottish league absolutely pants. No thanks.
— tdCOYI⚒️ (@td67coyi) July 19, 2020
No… waste of time. How many ‘cheap’ strikers have we bought in over the years who take up squad space and wages and produce nothing. We should save our time and money for players we believe in or put some youth players on the bench.
— Vindictus Veridian (@Vindictus13) July 19, 2020
Over rated only 2 teams in that poor Scottish league no quality players in that league some good ones plus hes got a temper gets sent of to many times
— ⚒ Hammers ⚒ (@RobertM57362312) July 19, 2020
Never scored against celtic , easily wound up , stinking attitude , mcavennie and cottee would score more today for the hammers than him .
— Dannylogan (@Dannylo89011163) July 19, 2020
No, we need unity not someone who could possibly be disruptive, also the Prem is unforgiving if you go down to ten, we can’t afford that.
— airbag (@airbag93986541) July 19, 2020
I really hope not, he can score no doubt about that but his attitude and behaviour on the pitch is unacceptable. He’s suspended almost as often as he’s available to play.
— dean hodges (@ludowhufc) July 19, 2020
No he doesn’t improve the squad at all
— Brad Hassall (@brad_hass4) July 19, 2020
Not good enough. Also would be on endless suspension in the PL as hasn’t got the mindset or talent to compete with top notch defenders.
— WHUGREG🏴🇮🇪 (@whugreg) July 19, 2020
Pls no, not good enough for the prem.
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) July 20, 2020