By Saikat Mandal

22nd Jun, 2022 | 7:10am

Rangers open talks with Alfredo Morelos over new deal, plan B option ready

Rangers have opened talks with the representatives of Alfredo Morelos, according to a report from 90 Min.

The Colombian striker has just a year left on his current deal at the club, and the Bears are keen to extend his stay.

The report (21 June) adds that if they fail to agree terms with him, the Scottish giants will be open to selling him in the summer transfer window.

Crucial

Morelos has been outstanding for the club since he joined the Gers in 2017, signed by Pedro Caixinha.

He has scored 112 goals for the Bears in five seasons, and getting a new contract extension for him would be vital for the club.

Sevilla are among those to have expressed an interest in Morelos, but there have been no offers as of now from English clubs.

In 2021-22, he managed 18 goals before he picked up an injury that ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Rangers have already secured long-term deals for Connor Goldson and Steven Davis, but they need to sort out the futures of players like Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo and Ryan Jack quickly along with Morelos.

It will be a huge loss for the club when he departs, but the club must find a suitable replacement to replenish the void.

There is also a chance that he could stay put. However, if the negotiation reaches an impasse, the club must sell him quickly and reinvest the money into the squad.

In other Rangers news, “it’s true” that the Gers have made an approach to seal a major free agent signing.