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Rangers: Sky journalist drops verdict on Alfredo Morelos

Rangers: Sky journalist drops verdict on Alfredo Morelos - Follow up

Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is expected to ‘part ways’ with the Scottish Premiership giants this summer, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.

The Lowdown: Beale’s criticism

The Light Blues forward’s deal at Ibrox is set to expire at the end of the season and he’s facing an uncertain future having not yet put pen to paper on an extension.

Michael Beale criticised the 26-year-old in a recent interview and admitted that he’s held a one-on-one meeting with him to discuss what he requires, which led the player to turn to social media to post the message “Do not give up. Sometimes the last key is the one that opens the door.”

Back in December, sporting director Ross Wilson revealed that the club had rejected an offer for the South American with chairman Douglas Park resigned to losing him after contract talks halted.

The Latest: Bridge’s verdict

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Bridge was asked for an update on Morelos’s future at Rangers given the recent conflict, to which he replied:

“I think with him, he’s been there a long, long time, and Rangers have, over those years, resisted big bids for him.

“But obviously, when your manager is critical of the player, the player is now doing cryptic messages on his social media, perhaps it is time for a break, ideally an amicable one.

“I certainly can’t see him signing a new contract, which would mean the end of his Rangers career. But obviously, Morelos posting cryptic comments so soon after Beale’s public criticism just strikes me as if they’re both going to part ways.”

The Verdict: Keep hold of him

Morelos has been dubbed a ‘Colombian Machine’ by talent scout Jacek Kulig and despite the ongoing problems behind the scenes, we feel Rangers should still keep hold of him beyond the summer.

The Teddy Bears star has posted a remarkable 179 goal contributions (122 goals and 57 assists) in 261 appearances since moving north of the border, showing how prolific he can be in the final third.

The Cerete native predominantly operates in his natural centre-forward role but can also act out wide on both the left and right wings, being a two-footed player, which is a useful attribute to have should the boss ever need to switch things up.

Morelos will need to change his attitude both on and off the pitch should he want to be given a chance moving forward but he is more than capable of turning it around at Rangers.

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