A huge update has emerged on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos as speculation continues to grow over his future at Ibrox beyond the summer transfer window.
According to Fanatik, the Gers are locked in discussions over a deal to sell the striker ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The report claims that talks are set to continue throughout the week after Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas made contact with the Premiership outfit.
Morelos has one year left to run on his current contract in Glasgow and it remains to be seen how much they will be willing to sell him for.
The Light Blues sporting director Ross Wilson will now be scrambling to secure the best deal for the club, whether that comes in the form of a transfer fee from Besiktas or a new deal for Morelos.
Losing the Colombia international would be a major blow and the Gers would need to be compensated accordingly for it to be worth them selling. He has proven himself domestically and in Europe and would be difficult to replace, which is why they cannot afford to let him leave on the cheap.
In the Premiership last season, the 26-year-old was sublime as he produced 11 goals and seven assists in 25 starts for the club. The gem also excelled in the Europa League as he found the back of the net four times in eight starts throughout the competition.
These statistics show that he has the quality to score goals on a regular basis and that is why losing him would be such a big blow. Gio van Bronckhorst and Wilson would then need to bring in a replacement and there is no guarantee that anyone coming in will be able to hit the ground running and replicate Morelos’ form.
Therefore, Wilson will now be fighting hard to agree a new contract with the striker to ensure that he remains at Ibrox and is not tempted by a move to Besiktas.
Signing him to a fresh deal would also allow them to demand more money for his signature as they would not have the threat of him leaving for nothing looming over them. As a result, they’d hopefully be able to bring in enough money to sign a player who has a good chance to take over from Morelos.