Former Rangers striker and now Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd has made a big claim on a certain fan favourite at Ibrox which will leave Light Blues supporters buzzing.
The news surrounds Alfredo Morelos, who with one one year left on his contract, has been the subject of abundant rumours about his future.
Boyd told Sky Sports News [via Daily Record]: “I’ve said it before, every player has a price tag. If someone wants to meet that valuation then I’m sure Rangers will speak about it. As it stands he is a Rangers player and I am sure he will return back for pre-season ready to go to attack the Champions League qualifiers and Premiership when it starts.”
Hopefully the 38-year-old is right and Morelos comes back ready to hit pre-season with everything he has got, aiming to start the new campaign with a bang.
Despite Giovanni van Bronckhorst tying some players down to extended deals towards the end of last season such as Steven Davis and Scott Arfield, the likes of Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo and Morelos are all into the final year of their contracts, so it’s time that Rangers tie them down to longer deals.
Sevilla launched a derisory bid of £7m for the Colombian earlier this week, and whether or not he extends his deal, clubs will surely need to offer much more than that to sign the £11.7m-rated predator.
Since joining the Gers in 2017, the Colombian has scored 113 goals in 224 appearances for the Ibrox giants, with 29 of those coming in European competition, making him the club’s record continental goalscorer.
The 26-year-old has become a talisman as the club wrestled back the Premiership crown from Celtic in 2021 to win their first title in ten years, and while injury ruined the end of his 2021/22 campaign, he still contributed heavily in Europe by netting five goals in Rangers’ run to the Europa League final.
Hopefully Ross Wilson and Van Bronckhorst can sit Morelos down and make him an offer he can’t refuse, as he could go on to become an undisputed club legend.