Alan Hutton has claimed Rangers are in a tricky situation after stalling talks on offering Alfredo Morelos “massive money” with a new deal.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits getting the 23-year old tied down to a new contract would boost his value ahead of the summer transfer window.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Gers are set to pull a U-turn on their plans to negotiate a new deal with the striker, whose current deal is in excess of £30,000-a-week.
The decision to improve the hitman’s current terms came after extensive transfer interest during the January window.
Hutton admits that he understands exactly why the Light Blues have changed their minds, insisting now is not the time to be offering a big earner even more money.
“In terms of Scottish football, that’s massive money – that’s one of your top earners in the whole league,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“I think he’s on a great contract as we speak. Possibly looking to give him better terms would have been knowing some team would come in for him in the summer. Obviously on a longer contract, on better terms, you’re going to demand a bigger fee.
“Maybe they were thinking along those lines but with this virus and everything that’s going on, it’s very difficult times at the moment. There’s no money really coming in and looking to renew contracts for players on big wages, it’s very difficult.
“There’s too many things up in the air, it’s too difficult to even think about the near future to be offering contracts to players that have already got three years left.”
Morelos has scored 77 goals in 137 appearances during his time in Glasgow.
He has a total of 29 strikes under his belt this season, although only one of those has come since the winter break.
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