Rangers have made the right decision not to rush into handing striker Alfredo Morelos a new contract deal, according to Michael Brown.

The former Leeds and Tottenham midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the focus at Ibrox has to be on improving the squad with new arrivals this summer.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Light Blues have stalled their plans to negotiate a blockbuster new contract with the 23-year-old hitman.

It is understood the Gers were looking to discuss new and improved terms with the striker, his current £30,000-a-week deal running until 2023, but that they have changed their minds amid the uncertainty surrounding football.

Brown believes that Steven Gerrard’s priority has to be on bolstering a squad with new faces and insists Morelos’ contract can wait.

Brown told Football Insider: “I don’t think they need to discuss any further terms if he’s got a contract until 2023. Just carry on.

“They’re a club still trying to improve. They did exceptionally well up until Christmas, yes, they’ve fallen away, probably overachieving to where the squad was. Steven Gerrard will want better and will want to try improve that.

“I just think they don’t need to rush into it. He’s signed the contract, it’s until 2023 and as I say, the club needs to try improve, bring players in that can help – it’s not just about giving new contracts to players on 2023 contracts.” 

Morelos has been the Gers’ talisman up front for the last three years, with 77 goals in 137 appearances.

He has netted 29 times this season, although only once since returning from the Scottish winter break.

In other Rangers news, Alan Hutton claims the club are closing in on a “brilliant” marquee signing.