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The former celtic striker has accused the Ibrox club of "dreaming up" figures.

Charlie Nicholas believes only a "desperate" club would pay a huge fee for Alfredo Morelos.

The former celtic striker insists Rangers are "dreaming up" figures over the 25-goal Colombian after Dave King maintained even a £40million bid would be knocked back in January.

Morelos has been linked with Aston Villa and Crystal Palace following a stunning run of goalscoring form.

But Nicholas feels clubs would only be willing to splash out huge money in exceptional circumstances, pointing to the 23-year-old's lack of Champions League experience and lack of goals against celtic.

He told The Express: " Rangers can dream up whatever number they like for Alfredo Morelos.

" Dave King has said he won't sell him for £40million in January. Well, if Morelos is worth that then celtic must be thinking Odsonne Edouard is worth £50m.

"We can all come up with numbers but unless a club is genuinely interested and comes up with a realistic bid then it means nothing.

"The bottom line is that Gers are not going to get anyone to bid anywhere near that.

"It would need to be a team that is really, really desperate.

"Morelos has been linked with the likes of Crystal Palace and Aston Villa but they won't spend more than £25m on a centre-forward.

"A lot of clubs are tightening the reins financially and you are not seeing the same level of spending.

"Yes, Rangers can point to Morelos' goals. He has done well domestically outside of the celtic games and he has scored goals in Europe, but it has been in the Europa League, not the Champions League.

"If a bid was to come in around the £25m mark then there would be a serious debate in the Ibrox boardroom rather than the £40m that has been quoted.

"Edouard has delivered in the Old Firm derbies, whereas Morelos hasn't. That has been the difference a lot of the time.

"That's why I expect celtic to lift the Betfed Cup on Sunday."

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Why is it all the ex celtic players and journalists are constantly comparing the two, whos the better player, who will go for more money etc 

Why not just appreciate that we have two very good players in the league who will both go for a very large amount of money? 

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It was only matter of time before scoring against the orks and CL stuff came up. For me though, thats the press snippet I'd be showing Alfredo on Sunday morning to motivate him even more. They sound worried and they bloody better be. Thanks Charlie!

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5 minutes ago, DBBTB said:

Well, maybe you should go also then Jeff because...er...you couldn't see driving home the other night because you've...you don't even wear your glasses in...in...er...TV in case you get...you get slagged off so you just...er..you just stick to Specsavers and I'll do....

:lol:

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"Morelos has been linked with the likes of Crystal Palace and Aston Villa "

"Yes, Rangers can point to Morelos' goals. He has done well domestically outside of the celtic games and he has scored goals in Europe, but it has been in the Europa League, not the Champions League.

 

What is their obsession with scoring against celtic,  are they the best team he's played and scored against?, far from it!,  anyway according to that moron in the , "The all new dae whit the fuck you like about THEM thread", "some of the best strikers in the world don't score at all"

I hardly think Palace , Villa or a list of assorted teams would be put off by the fact that he hasn't scored in the Champions league, as 1, he hasn't ventured there yet and 2, neither Palace or Villa are likely to be in it anytime soon! Ok Villa won the European Cup back in 1982 but that's highly unlikely to happen again in the next few years.

Let them be the ones obsessed with selling their players, I take no pleasure in seeing one of our own, especially one as good as Morelos  leaving.

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The fact that Newcastle paid £40m for Joelinton just shows that we could easily ask for at least £50m+.

If selling abroad possibly not but with the money in England and the huge fees spent on bang average strikers over the summer by plenty of teams show Morelos would command a huge fee.

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