Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Crystal Palace 'don't have the money' to sign Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
The Scottish Sun previously claimed that that London outfit Palace are eyeing the Rangers man for £20 million, with recently-promoted Aston Villa also keen on Morelos' signature.
Palace are currently sitting in the top half of the Premier League table and are punching above their weight despite being light in attack and opting against spending big on a forward in the summer despite seemingly needing more goals in their side.
Speaking to Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports (09/11/19 at 12:35 pm), former striker Nicholas claimed that Christian Benteke penning a new deal with Palace is proof that Palace don't have the funds to come in for Morelos, claims which will no doubt delight Gers supporters.
“I don't think they [Crystal Palace] have got the money,” Nicholas told Soccer Saturday. “I don't think they have got the investment that is sitting there.
“They keep linking Morelos at Rangers with coming down to Crystal Palace. I think when you get to the stage, with what they're doing, they're re-signing people like Benteke, who you thought would be available to try and sell.
“They re-signing him, it's telling me that there isn't that much funds for Roy [Hodgson] and I think he knows that.”
Palace's main man in the final third is Wilfried Zaha, with Benteke yet to score a goal this season after only finding the back of the net once during the last campaign.
The big Belgian has struggled a lot during these past few seasons, and on top of their over-reliance on Zaha, there have been calls for the club to add another striker to their ranks.
These Morelos links seem logical because he is someone who does fit Roy Hodgson's profile and they do, as mentioned above, need more firepower. But it does have to be questioned whether Palace could push the boat out to sign a player like Morelos.
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