By Noel Whelan

27th Jan, 2020 | 4:20pm

'Absolutely ludicrous' - Ibrox Exclusive: Whelan reacts to Rangers transfer news

Noel Whelan has suggested that it would be “absolutely ludicrous” for Rangers to sell Alfredo Morelos before the end of the January transfer window. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aberdeen striker claimed that the Gers would be “shooting themselves in the foot” with regards to their title chances were they to let their star man go.

As revealed by Football Insider last week, the Colombian has emerged as a late target for Premier League giants Tottenham this month as well as Inter Milan.

But Whelan has emphasised just how important it is that the 23-year-old stays at Ibrox in the coming days.

“It would be ridiculous to sell him now,” he told Football Insider. “It would be absolutely ludicrous.

“They’d be shooting themselves in the foot to get rid of Morelos now with that chase in the Premiership title.

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“I can’t see it happening. I think if there’s any kind of move it will be in the summer for Morelos, and it gives Rangers time to bring in a replacement.”

Morelos has been in stunning form for the Gers so far this season, hitting 28 goals in just 35 games in all competitions at a strike rate of one every 84 minutes.

The South American is currently serving a three game ban, however, after being dismissed for a second bookable offence late on in December’s Old Firm win over Celtic at Parkhead.

In other Rangers news, one big earning Gers forward has agreed personal terms with a new club.