The writing seems to be on the wall for Alfredo Morelos at Rangers. Manager Michael Beale’s recent comments all but confirm the Colombian striker will bid farewell to Ibrox at season’s end.
The 26-year-old hotshot finds himself in the final months of his contract with no renewal in sight.
Like fellow teammate Allan McGregor, Morelos’ deal expires this summer, leaving the former Scottish champs at risk of losing two key figures for free.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Beale suggested Rangers’ 5-2 drubbing of Hearts last week may well be the last time most in the squad feature together.
"“Last week everyone that played – barring maybe Alfredo and Allan – will be a Rangers player next season,” he admitted rather tellingly."
Make no mistake, Morelos’ departure now seems inevitable. Had Rangers seriously intended to keep him, a new contract would surely have materialized by now.
Rangers prepare for life without Alfredo Morelos
The fact Beale so openly doubts the striker’s future at the club confirms what many feared – an agreement will likely prove elusive.
Over 13 starts and 16 sub appearances this campaign, the prolific frontman has netted 11 goals and 5 assists, earning lavish praise from Beale who branded him “fantastic” back in March.
But fantastic or not, it appears Morelos’ goal-scoring exploits at Ibrox may soon become a thing of the past.
Barring a last gasp change of heart, Rangers had better brace for life without their star striker.
Morelos has served the Gers well over the years, but it’s beginning to look like his time in Light Blue may be drawing to a close.
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