By Noel Whelan

18th Jun, 2022 | 8:00am

Rangers could 'sacrifice' Alfredo Morelos amid finance problem - pundit

Noel Whelan has claimed Rangers may be forced to sacrifice Ryan Kent or Alfredo Morelos this summer as their contracts continue to dwindle.

The former Leeds and Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested tough decisions may have to be taken if the duo’s wage demands are likely to break the structure at Ibrox.

Kent and Morelos, both 25, are out of contract at the end of the 2022-23 campaign.

Kent, who has most recently been linked with Wolves and Fulham – among other English sides, notched three goals and 20 assists during the 2021-22 season as the Gers reached the Europa League final.

Morelos has netted at least 10 goals in each of his five seasons at Ibrox since joining in 2017.

Whelan insisted Rangers must “keep an eye on their finances” despite a successful season in Europe.

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He claimed Morelos may have a greater chance of exiting this summer.

“These are two players who aren’t going to be cheap to keep around,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

“Morelos has been a constant goalscorer since coming to the club – he’s hit 20 goals every season.

“Kent has been looked at by clubs in the Premier League and he’s got so much quality – they won’t want to lose him.

“It just depends on the structure and how these players’ demands fit into that. If they can’t afford to give the wages they want, Rangers may have to make sacrifices.

“They’ve got to keep an eye on the finances – they won’t want to go back to where they were at one point in their history.

“When you look at it, you’d probably think that Kent has a better chance of staying than Morelos.”

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