By Saikat Mandal

29th Jul, 2022 | 10:10pm

Rangers defender James Tavernier spot on about Alfredo Morelos situation

James Tavernier has suggested that it would be a big blow for Rangers if they lose Alfredo Morelos this summer.

The Gers have lost two of last season’s best players in Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey. Tavernier feels that losing Morelos would be a huge blow, as the Colombian has made a “massive” impact at the club.

The Bears skipper has added that the club must keep hold of the best players, suggesting that Rangers must do everything to keep Morelos at the club.

“You always want to keep hold of your best players and the players that make an impact and Alfredo has obviously made a massive impact in the years he has been here,” said Tavernier, as quoted by The Daily Record.

“It’s in the best interests of the club to keep the best players. We’ve obviously lost Joe and Calvin but I’m sure the club will be doing everything they can to keep our best players.

“When I first came here it was a case of trying to get Rangers where we want to be and over the years we’ve got better and better. I think everything is showing that. You look at the players we’re getting through the door and you see teams like Southampton and Ajax coming in for our players and that’s what you have – big teams coming in.”

Morelos has only a year left on his present deal at Ibrox, and Van Bronckhorst clarified that the Colombian is now set to sign a new deal. The Herald and Times Sport also reported on 25 July that the Colombian will sign a new long-term deal at the club.

Tavernier has raised a very important point. All big clubs must try to keep hold of their best players, and Rangers is no exception.

At the same time, there is also a business side of the game. Every player has a price, and the club must look into the financial aspect as well.

The likes of Aribo and Bassey earned Rangers a lot of money which they can re-invest into the side.

Morelos is a cracking player and he is a bankable asset. While the club do not want to lose him, they could be tempted to do business if the offer is right.

Now, with Morelos having only a year left on his deal, it makes sense for the club to tie him down on a long-term contract, in order to maximise the profit.

Therefore, it is essential for the club to convince him to stay put. If Morelos keeps on banging goals in the league as also in Europe, Rangers can expect to sell him at a massive profit in the future.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer