By Daniel Feliciano

15th Mar, 2023 | 9:40am

Alfredo Morelos preparing to leave Rangers on free transfer, 'surprise' if he extends deal - Chris Jack

Alfredo Morelos is preparing to leave Rangers on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to a report by journalist Chris Jack.

The Colombian striker is under contract at Ibrox until the end of the current season, with rumours that Sevilla want to take him to La Liga with the Glasgow giants yet to offer him new terms to extend his contract.

And according to Jack, writing in his column for the Glasgow Times (15 March), it would now be a “surprise” if El Bufalo signed a new deal with the club to extend his stay beyond the current season.

“As Morelos prepares to leave Ibrox, the fact that he will do so on a free – having been one of their most valuable assets for so long – only adds to the sour taste for supporters,” he wrote.

“Official confirmation that Morelos will depart has not yet arrived and his next destination has not been confirmed amid links to Sevilla, but it would be a surprise now if the Colombian opts to extend his stay once again.”

Right time

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We all love Morelos and it will be a sad day when he does leave Rangers to go elsewhere, but it does seem as though now is the right time.

Morelos hasn’t been anywhere near his best this season, but he’s still managed to produce a goal or assist every 108 minutes and until recently was part of Michael Beale’s strongest team.

But his commitment to the club is still in question with several managers questioning his work rate. That isn’t good enough for someone who wants to be at this club and next season needs to be the start of a new era.

If Morelos is at the club there will always be drama and question marks, and now that his performances aren’t out of this world anymore it’s not something that the club needs to be dealing with.

Losing him for free is obviously a blow, but it’s now a loss the club have to take on the chin and we should all be excited for what is to come with the future of this club.

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