Graeme Murty has lavished praises on Alfredo Morelos as stories of an £11m transfer and wages of £60,000/week tax free continue to make round.
On the back of Celtic making the loan signing of Charly Musonda an unnamed Chinese club made a £7m offer for Sveco striker which would be subject to a 100% tax surcharge by the Chinese government.
After the Bhoys beat Zenit 1-0 on Thursday night, Beijing Renhe were ‘back in the race’ for Morelos with the bid reaching £11m, plus 100% tax, on Saturday morning.
It had been expected according to reports, that his agent would be holding talks with Stewart Robertson, Mark Allen and Murts last week but so far there has been no sign of a new deal for the ex-HJK Helsinki starlet.
He scored his 12th Premiership goal of the season in Rangers 5-3 win over Hamilton Accies but according to Murty, Morelos’ approach hasn’t been effected by the thought of a mouth-watering pay hike.
“Alfredo is focused on himself and he showed great energy and enthusiasm against Hamilton,” the Sevco chief told The Sun.
“I haven’t had a chat with him about it, but I haven’t had to. He knows our position and his position.
“You have seen in the games since the bid came in, against Ayr and Hamilton, that he’s been an integral part of things.
“There is more to come from him and hopefully he sees a pathway to where he wants to go to with our club.”
Alfredo Morelos is under contract until 2020 and the player is believed to be on a wage of around £7,000 a week, a fee £20,000 less than what Bruno Alves is earning and a far distance behind Eduardo Herrera.