Paddy Kenny has urged Glasgow Rangers to sell Alfredo Morelos this summer as speculation increases regarding his future at the club.
The Lowdown: Morelos linked with Porto
Already during this transfer window, Morelos has been heavily linked with a move to Porto whilst away on international duty with Colombia at the Copa America.
It has even been reported that he has already agreed terms with the Portuguese outfit (Antena1), but there has not yet been any official confirmation.
The Latest: Kenny urges Gers to sell
Speaking to Football Insider, Kenny has urged the club to sell the 25-year-old this summer. He said:
“If he’s pushing for a move, I can’t imagine Steven Gerrard would want something like that lingering over the club.
“They’ll want to get the squad settled, have a good pre-season and try and retain that title.
“You may as well cut your losses, get him sold and move on. Go and get someone who wants to be there, who’s gonna play well, score goals and help you towards that title.
“That way, you can go and organise your side for next season too.”
The Verdict: One more year
Morelos has always appeared to be using Rangers as a stepping stone, albeit while showing an immense pride and passion for the club on the pitch.
That being said, he has been a fantastic servant for the Gers, scoring 94 goals and providing 43 assists in 182 games for the club.
Will Morelos leave the Gers in the summer?
The carrot of Champions League football may be too much for him to ignore, though. Porto have also qualified for Europe’s premier club competition, of course, but Morelos has gone through a lot to put the 55-time Scottish champions in a position to do the same. He may well wait to find out whether the Gers reach the same stage and, if they do, he could wait until next year to depart.
In other news, Rangers are set to get a 40% discount on this 21-year-old.
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