Letting Alfredo Morelos leave on loan doesn’t make much sense for Rangers

As reported by Turkish outlet Yeni Akit, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is a summer transfer target for Turkish giants Besiktas.

What’s the story?

As debut seasons go, Morelos’ 2017/18 campaign at Rangers was pretty good. Scoring 18 goals for the Light Blues, he helped the Ibrox side net more than any other team in the Scottish Premiership.

However, with new management coming into the club, the futures of many players in the first team squad are in doubt.

Yeni Akit report that Besiktas are eyeing a move for the Colombian this summer.

The outlet reckons that the club are seeking an initial loan deal, with an option to sign him permanently at the end of the season-long switch.

Is this something Rangers should be considering?

He’s worth keeping around

With resources likely stretched to their limit at Ibrox this summer, letting one of their most consistent players over the last 12 months leave on a season-long loan makes little sense, even if there are potential permanent clauses.

Morelos may have failed to impress in big matches against Celtic, but he performs well at Scottish Premiership level and as demonstrated by his 18 goals, knows his way to the back of the net.

Unless Steven Gerrard is planning blockbuster attacking signings at a level or two beyond Morelos’ ability then he’s definitely worth keeping around, unless a club are ready to come in with a decent transfer fee.