By Doug Ward

12th Mar, 2023 | 7:30pm

Alfredo Morelos 'free to go' as Rangers exit speculation emerges - Michael Beale

Alfredo Morelos is free to speak to other clubs with his Rangers contract just months away from expiring, Michael Beale has confirmed.

Vamos Mi Sevilla reported on 10 March that the 26-year-old striker has “committed” to a move to Sevilla with clubs currently able to approach him on a pre-contract basis.

Beale is unaware of whether this claim is true or not – but he admits Morelos hasn’t been offered a fresh contract.

“He’s free to go and speak to other people,” Beale told Viaplay on Sunday (12 March), as transcribed by BBC Sport.

“In terms of the reports from outside, I’ve not spoken to him about it. Alfredo’s situation is slightly different. He’s been at the club a long time. We’ve not offered him anything.

“We’ve not done anything with any of the out-of-contract players. We want to have a look and keep talking.”

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On his way

Beale basically admitted after the 3-0 win over Raith Rovers on Sunday that Morelos is leaving.

It’s sad but, ultimately, it’s overdue because El Bufalo isn’t the player he once was.

We’ve had issues with Morelos talking about moving to other clubs, issues with fitness, issues with discipline and issues with poor form.

And amid all of this, the board could have sold him for millions a couple of years ago if they accepted an offer from Lille.

Instead, the striker is likely to leave on a free transfer.

We doubt he’ll be joining Sevilla.

The report from Spain is unconfirmed so it’s hard to say whether or not he’ll be heading to the La Liga club.

However, a move to Spain would not be a shock because we doubt there’ll be any takers for Morelos in the Premier League and a European switch could suit him better.

Thank you for everything, Alfie. But it’s definitely time you move on.

In other Rangers news, this Ibrox ace has been tipped to join a “big club in England” after what Beale said.