Newcastle United warned over move for prolific striker

Newcastle United have been warned that Alfredo Morelos won’t be sold on the cheap this summer.

The club, set for a £300million takeover, has been strongly linked with the Rangers striker.

Morelos, also said to be a target for Leicester City, West Ham United, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, scored 29 goals before football was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The suspension has hit football hard, and Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has spoken about this summer’s transfer market.

Alfredo Morelos.Alfredo Morelos.
Alfredo Morelos.

“We definitely don’t want to be selling anybody on the cheap, to use that phrase,” said Wilson.

“I’m in touch with my counterparts throughout Europe all the time, particularly my colleagues in the Premier League that I’m used to working really, really close with.

“One of the biggest topics that we speak about informally just now is what we all think the transfer market will look like. For a start, when will that market open? Nobody knows that. But then secondly what it’ll look like?

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“Equally, my phone goes every day, as you can imagine, with lots of agents and again that’s one of the first things on the question list (is) ‘what do you think the transfer market will look like?’ from them to me and me to them.

“The bottom line is we don’t know and we don’t know where it will be, but there is certainly no intention to sell anyone on the cheap. That’s for sure.

“But we have to see what this market actually looks like and who’s doing what.

“There’s probably three schools of thought – that the market will be really, really low and crash out, that there will be no change at all – which I think is an unrealistic viewpoint – and that we’ll see some form of abnormality and change over the next two to four windows.

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“I probably think the latter is the most likely, that the market will certainly change, whether you’re talking about players' wages, transfer fees or agents’ fees.

“I think all clubs are aware that’s the biggest likelihood, albeit not everybody agrees with that position right now.”