Frank McAvennie has claimed no club will offer Rangers “anything close” to their valuation for Alfredo Morelos this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Celtic and St Mirren forward said the 24-year-old would not be of interest to Europe’s “big, big clubs” and suggested other sides could not afford the Colombian.

Football Insider revealed last week that the Glasgow giants are stepping up their striker pursuit ahead of the summer as they look to find a potential replacement for Morelos.

The Colombian striker, who has been long-linked with an exit from Ibrox, has just over two years remaining on his contract.

However, McAvennie claimed the current financial climate will make it difficult for potential suitors to fund a move for Morelos.

“I do not think he would go to one of the big, big clubs in Europe so I think he would want to stay,” he told Football Insider.

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“He will only be worth what someone is willing to offer and at the moment nobody has offered anything close and I don’t think they will either. 

“Rangers will be absolutely delighted with that because they will only sell him if a club meets their asking price and I think it will be a bit much for most sides, especially in today’s financial climate.

“It is a strange one but if he was to leave he would go with the fans blessing because he has done ever so well for them. I don’t think he would go though.” 

In other news, a Rangers 26-yr-old wants to quit this summer to join a high-flying EFL club in a six-figure deal.