Alan Hutton has claimed that it would be “huge” for Rangers to tie striker Alfredo Morelos down to a new deal at Ibrox. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Gers defender suggested that a contract extension could prove to be mutually beneficial for both the club and the 23-year-old himself.

The Daily Record reported earlier this week that the Light Blues have opened talks with the player’s representatives over a fresh contract with improved terms in Glasgow.

Rangers attacker Alfredo Morelos fumes

The report states that negotiations remain open and have been ongoing for weeks, with Hutton claiming that an agreement could be great for both parties.

“Of course, it’s huge,” he told Football Insider.

“He’s done absolutely amazing since he’s come. He’s scored a barrel-load of goals, he’s a top player.

“Yes, he gets too many bookings and red cards, and he plays on the line which is difficult because you’re ultimately going to miss him throughout the season because of stupidity. He was diving again last night [against Kilmarnock] and he could have been sent off again, but we know what he brings.

“He’s tough to handle, he gives defenders a nightmare, he scores goals.

“I think it works for both parties if I’m honest, because Rangers tying him down to a new deal means that if somebody comes in for him in the summer, the price goes up.

“For the player, he’ll be on a better contract and a better deal, so he’ll also be happy. I think it’s a win-win for player and club.”

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 eye-catching form this season, hitting 29 goals in all competitions so far.

In other Rangers news, Hutton savages Gers player who ‘annoyed’ him ‘most’ v Kilmarnock.