Champions League underdogs Villarreal are the latest club to be linked to Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos as Sevilla are once again mentioned as potential suitors.
According to reputable Spanish outlet Marca, Villarreal are battling Sevilla hard for El Bufalo with some unnamed Premier League sides also interested.
Colombian international Morelos, 26, is a talismanic presence for the Ibrox side but is entering the final year of his contract and Rangers face a major dilemma with the forward.
Still working his way back from injury, the Gers must cash in on the striker this summer or risk losing him for free next year unless the club can strike a new deal with the forward.
It’s certainly ominous for Rangers fans who’re desperate to see the ex-HJK Helsinki forward stick around but in better news journalists have rebuffed claims of a lowball £7m Sevilla offer.
Villarreal linked to Rangers star Alfredo Morelos
That’s not to say the Spanish outfit won’t move for Alfie in the coming weeks with all the sounds suggesting Sevilla are leading the pack.
But Villarreal also pose an interesting option for Alfredo Morelos, with the Champions League underdogs reaching the competition’s semi-final last season.
These are major clubs with talented squads and being a native Spanish speaker moving to either Sevilla or Villarreal may be a positive one for Morelos.
But Rangers fans will be in no rush to see Morelos leave with the Colombian one of the most important players in the modern era for the Ibrox club.
The club’s greatest ever European goal scorer with 29 strikes, Mr Thursday Night is closing in on the Europa League goalscoring record and his development at Ibrox over his five seasons with the club has been clear for all to see.
Adored by the supporters, Rangers fans will be desperate to see Alfredo Morelos put to pen to paper on a new deal and focus on the season ahead but as things stand, the forward’s future is anything but settled this window.
Meanwhile, it’s a case of what might’ve been as a former Ibrox youth reportedly snubs Man United as he moves to the Premier League.