Rangers must pull the plug on Alfredo Morelos’ career at the club this summer after stalling talks on a new deal.

That is according to ex-SPL and Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge about the prolific but controversial striker’s future.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Gers have postponed plans to negotiate a new deal with the Colombia international, whose current deal is in excess of £30,000-a-week.

There had been extensive interest in Morelos in the January window, with the likes of Tottenham and Inter Milan expressing an interest after his outstanding first half of the campaign.

For Whelan, the forward is the Scottish club’s prize asset and a player who not only requires careful and constant handling but also capable of generating the funds to considerably strengthen the side.

Who knows what will happen with Morelos? If they can sell him, I would sell him,” Whelan told Football Insider.

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“Take the money and go out there and buy two or three strikers that will do a job for Rangers. Get some better personnel in that front line than Morelos, someone who’s not a big baby you have to look after all the time.”

Rangers attacker Alfredo Morelos fumes

Morelos has scored 77 goals in 137 appearances during his three seasons in Glasgow and been given a series of improved contracts over the last 18 months.

He has a total of 29 strikes under his belt this season, although only one of those has come since the winter break.

In other Rangers news, Darren Bent has urged the club to seal Premier League deal as exit plan REVEALED.