Saturday Jul 25, 2020. 13:00
Scottish giants Rangers have reportedly been put off by KV Kortrijk’s €5m asking price for Nigerian striker Terem Moffi, as per Het Laatste Nieuws.
‘Gers have previously been linked with the 21-year-old, who scored 20 goals in the first half of the 2019-20 season for Lithuanian side FK Riteriai before switching to the Jupiler Pro League, where he netted four in nine before the season was scrapped due to the coronavirus.
Kortrijk’s transfer demands are deemed to be too high, forcing Rangers into withdrawing their interest – even as their need for forward reinforcements has increased.
Striker Jermain Defoe pulled up with a hamstring injury in the 4-0 friendly win over Motherwell earlier in the week, and manager Steven Gerrard admitted his side may be forced to enter the transfer window.
“The only disappointment from tonight is Jermain’s injury,” said Gerrard. “We don’t know the extent of it yet. We know it’s a hamstring but until we scan it, we won’t know how long it will be.
“First and foremost we just need to stay calm and find out the extent of the injury.
“I went on record last week to say I’d like to add in that area in terms of having extra fire power so who knows? It might push us even further in that direction to try and get something done.”