Former Rangers striker Greg Stewart admits there is ‘work to do’ for Gio van Bronckhorst and Ross Wilson to strengthen the Gers’ squad this summer as he confessed it ‘probably makes sense’ if Alfredo Morelos is sold amid a reported offer from Sevilla.
El Bufalo is in the final year of his contract at Ibrox and reports claim the Spanish side has offered around £7million to lure him away from Ibrox.
While the Gers are said to be keen to keep Morelos in Glasgow, Stewart thinks if a new deal isn’t going to be signed then Rangers should look to cash in rather than lose him the Colombian for free in 12 months’ time.
“Alfredo has a year left on his deal, Kemar Roofe needs to stay fit and Cedric Itten has left — so they have work to do,” Stewart said [Scottish Sun].
“With Morelos, if he isn’t going to sign a new deal it probably makes sense that they try to sell him.
“They might not get the same money as before, but you don’t want your prized asset leaving for free.
“Rangers didn’t pay a lot for Morelos, and they have had more than their money’s worth from him, but I think they would want to get some cash for him.
“They are a business, so if they offer him a contract and he doesn’t want to sign it they might want to sell him this summer.
“Roofe is a quality player and we have seen that in recent years.
“His goals-to-games ratio is good, but it’s trying to keep him injury-free.
“He’s had a few niggles since joining the club which will have been really frustrating for him.
“If he can get a run of games then he is another top player the manager has at his disposal.”
Rangers face massive decision over Morelos’ future this summer
The Light Blues have a number of key players entering the final year of their contract at Ibrox with Morelos, Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent all in the same boat.
If any of the three don’t want ti sign a new deal, the Light Blues need to seriously consider cashing in and getting some sort of fee back.
However, the reported £7million on offer for Sevilla should be rejected out of hand with Rangers demanding at least eight figures for the club’s all-time record European goalscorer.