BBC journalist shares latest update on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos amid Sevilla interest
La Liga giants Sevilla have reportedly have an approach to sign Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, but such rumours are not true, as per Frase Fletcher.
The BBC Scotland journalist wrote on his personal Twitter account on June 23 that he was told stories circulating around Morelos are “untrue”.
El Chiringuito TV reported on June 22 that Morelos likes the option of leaving the Gers to join Sevilla.
The claim has been backed up by Rangers Review journalist, Jonny MacFarlane, who wrote on Twitter on 23 June that reports of a bid from Sevilla “has been emphatically denied.”
The 26-year-old is a talisman figure at the club, and he needs to make a big call on his future.
Popularly known as “El Bufalo”, Morelos has scored over 110 goals for the Bears, and last season managed 19 goals in all competitions despite missing a chunk of the season with a thigh injury.
Morelos has only a year left on his current deal. Rangers are likely to offer him a new deal to extend his stay, but the final decision rests on him.
If he wants to leave, the club must look to secure the best possible deal for him so that they can reinvest the money in the squad.
Kemar Roofe stepped up nicely in the absence of Morelos last season but the Bears still need to add a striker whether the Colombian stays or leaves.
Losing Morelos will be a massive blow for the club, but they need to find suitable replacements to bolster their forward department.
Rangers would want him to sign a new deal at the club. It will increase his value significantly and give the Gers more power at the negotiation table.