By George Overhill

23rd Jun, 2022 | 7:45am

Alfredo Morelos wants Rangers exit as Sevilla make bid for striker

Alfredo Morelos “likes the option” of leaving Rangers for Sevilla after the Spanish side made an offer for him, according to El Chiringuito TV.

The Colombian was expected to attract major transfer interest this summer after his outstanding form during the 2021/22 season, until thigh surgery ruled him out of the final weeks of the season.

He is entering the final 12 months of his current deal at Ibrox and talks are reportedly ongoing over a new deal, although 90min report that the club are “open” to letting him go if an agreement can’t be reached.

Now, according to influential Spanish outlet El Chiringuito TV on Twitter, that is set to be tested as Sevilla have reportedly made an offer of €8million and the player is interested in the move to La Liga.

The 26-year-old has previously also been linked to a host of English clubs who could yet join the race, after he scored 19 times and assisted eight in all competitions before his injury.

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Before he was ruled out Morelos was arguably the player whose future was of most concern heading into the summer considering his importance to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team.

As it was Kemar Roofe stepped up admirably until he too was dogged by injury issues.

The club probably need to add a striker whether the Colombia international stays or goes to try to avoid a repeat of the situation they had with both of the top two forwards out this year.

But if “El Bufalo” leaves then they will certainly need to add more firepower, although it will be tricky to find someone who can offers as much as he does.

The reported price from Spain doesn’t seem like nearly enough, even allowing for the fact that he only has a year left on his contract.

Ideally he signs a new deal, completes his recovery, and is back to full strength for the new season in Scotland, but he may wish to test himself elsewhere.

If the club could get him to sign a new contract before selling him it would increase his value significantly, but considering his outstanding form the Gers should surely be holding out for closer to double that fee as it is.

In other Rangers news, another first team player who looked like he was on his way out of the club now may be staying.