Rangers legend Nacho Novo has opened up on the advice he has given Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos about his future – and insists the 29-goal ace is better staying at Ibrox for a few more seasons.
The Rangers striker has been continually linked with moves away from Ibrox – most recently with the likes of Dortmund and Leicester City – but Novo is confident that the 22-year-old “loves it” in Glasgow.
“I told Alfredo it was better to stay here and play for a couple of years more,” Novo said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“In his first year, he was here and scoring. The next season was going to be tougher because players would know him. But he is still young, and he will always have opportunities to move somewhere else.
“He made his name with Rangers, including with the Colombia national team. So, he is going in the right direction. Hopefully, we can keep him.
“He likes it here, he does. He loves it. He is here with his wife, which really helps. He also has a very good friend in Danny Candeias. They are a good group together.”
Morelos has been a revelation since joining the Gers from HJK Helsinki in 2017.
Since arriving in Scotland, the Colombian has scored 46 times in 86 appearances and added a further 19 assists.
His form for the Light Blues also won him his first cap for his country last year before returning to the squad this month for the upcoming games with South Korea and Japan.