Rangers are trying to tie Alfredo Morelos down to another improved contract just to keep him sweet for a few more months.
That is according to ex-Premier League midfielder Michael Brown, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about yet another new deal for the Colombia international.
The Daily Record reported last week that Rangers have opened talks with Morelos’ representatives over a fresh contract with improved terms.
It is said that negotiations remain open and have been ongoing for weeks, as the Scottish giants look to further tie down their prize asset.
Brown is sceptical over whether a new contract would be proof of genuine long-term commitment from Morelos, or merely a device to keep him happy for the remainder of the season.
“They’re just doing it to bat him out,” the former Tottenham, Man City and Leeds United midfielder told Football Insider. “They’ll get sick of that, if it’s always a renewal, always a renewal, always on for more dough… there’s only so far they can go.”
Football Insider has been told by Rangers sources that Morelos’ current contract, signed last March, is worth more than £30,000-a-week.
That puts him on a par with the top earners in Scottish football, who also include his teammates like Jermain Defoe.
Morelos attracted attention in the January transfer window, with Football Insider revealing that both Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan were keen to snap him up.
The Colombian has been in outstanding form this season, hitting 29 goals in all competitions so far.