By Mike Slater

23rd Mar, 2021 | 5:10pm

Derek Ferguson insists Alfredo Morelos would regret leaving Rangers

Derek Ferguson has insisted that Alfredo Morelos would live to regret his decision if he left Rangers over the upcoming summer.

The Colombian international has consistently been linked with an exit from Ibrox through his career, and that is bound to intensify after yet another successful season.

Ferguson believes that players understand how big the Bears are, but it becomes an even bigger issue once they have already made the decision to leave and can’t come back.

Speaking on the Blues Brothers Podcast, Ferguson claimed that Morelos wouldn’t be able to live it down if he was to move on this summer.

“I’ll keep saying it, if he does leave Rangers, I’m telling you he will look back and regret it,” he said.

“He’ll not realise it himself, I think he gets that he’s at a massive club, but it’s not until you walk out of that door whether you’re asked to leave or choose that path.

“He will realise somewhere down the line that he’s made a huge mistake if that happens.”

Nail-biting summer.

It has become normal for everyone at Auchenhowie to expect interest and a potential exit for Morelos every single summer now after his success.

The striker himself has recently admitted that his goal is to play in the English Premier League, and he would jump at the chance to do that if it was offered to him.

With the milestone of 100 goals approaching in all competitions at Ibrox, Morelos needs to concentrate on his own game rather than thinking of the future.

Giving his clear issues, there is no better place or manager than Steven Gerrard, and the striker would soon realise that if he was to jump ship.

The Gers are building a legacy in Glasgow, and Morelos would be at the heart of that if he decided to stick around for another season at least.

In other Rangers news, Alex McLeish insists Bears are on track for ‘huge achievement’