The Daily Record reports that Rangers are locked in negotiations with Alfredo Morelos and his representatives about a potential contract extension.
It’s suggested that talks were initiated several weeks ago and remain open.
The Columbian striker scored his first goal of 2020 against Hamilton Academical on Saturday afternoon, adding to the 28 he scored for the club over the first half of the campaign.
He’s currently the top scorer in the Europa League and with 14 goals across the qualifiers and group stages, he broke the record for the most goals scored in European competition before Christmas.
The contents of this report are very much a surprise, given the player’s current contract situation.
He signed a new deal in March last year, with improved terms, which ensured he was contracted until the summer of 2023.
Yet, it seems that the club are intent on rewarding him further, with another wage increase and another lengthening of their agreement.
You would be hard-pressed to find a supporter who genuinely believes Morelos will still be at Rangers in the summer of 2023, so any extension would likely be more symbolic than anything else.
The thinking is likely that the longer the deal he’s tied to, the more money interested parties will have to pay to prize him away – whether that’s this summer or next.
The most important thing for El Bufalo at the minute, though, is to get back to banging them in on the pitch.
His header against Accies should have restored the confidence that appeared to be lacking following the winter break, and with a big trip to Kilmarnock in the offing, Steven Gerrard needs his star man to step up.