According to a report from Colombian outlet AS, Rangers are looking to agree a new contract with Alfredo Morelos in an attempt to keep the striker happy at Ibrox.
Morelos has scored 29 goals in all competitions for the Gers this season. He was the leading goalscorer during the group-stages of the Europa League with six strikes as Steven Gerrard’s side set up a knockout tie with Braga.
The Ibrox faithful will be under no illusions regarding how difficult it will become to keep the 23-year-old as he continues to develop.
But it appears that Rangers are ready to do all they can to delay his exit for as long as possible.
According to AS, the Gers have begun talks with Morelos’s representatives over a new deal.
It appears that he may not be set to agree an extension to his current terms – which expire in 2023 – but he may see his wages of £30,000-a-week increase.
AS notes that Morelos could still leave in the summer. But it appears that the Gers will be in a stronger position to demand a better deal should they agree a new contract with the forward.
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Of course, Rangers fans would be forgiven for already doubting that Morelos will be at Ibrox until 2023 anyway. But agreeing a new deal could provide a timely boost for Gerrard’s men.
Rangers probably need an almost flawless run until the end of the season if they hope to end their wait for a league title.
They did win at the weekend and have got themselves into contention previously this term. So it is certainly not out of the question.
And the club announcing that Morelos has signed a new deal would potentially provide the side with a lift that may prove beneficial during the final months of the campaign.