Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos ended the season as the Gers’ joint-top goalscorer but could be set to leave Ibrox this summer as Steven Gerrard rebuilds the Light Blues squad ahead of his first season in charge.
But, after reports suggest Morelos could leave on loan have emerged, the Gers should only let the striker go if a permanent deal is agreed in advance.
The Scottish Sun claim Besiktas want to sign the striker – but want him on a year-long loan before any permanent switch happens.
After hitting the net 18 times this season, Morelos goals will be difficult enough to replace for the Gers but they can’t allow the Colombian to move elsewhere without being suitably compensated for losing their top goalscorer.
The Ibrox giants will need to recruit at least one striker this summer – regardless of whether Morelos leaves – and letting the 21-year-old move on should only happen if it is the best deal for the Light Blues.
Most fans are likely expecting that Morelos remaining at Ibrox too much longer won’t happen but with Gerrard going to bring in a number of new faces – the Gers have already confirmed three signings and the season isn’t officially over yet – that will take serious money and allowing the club’s most valuable assets go out on loan doesn’t make any sense.
If Besiktas do want to sign the Colombian then they – like any other club – will need to make it an offer that the Gers simply can’t refuse.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club are in hot pursuit of a 6’4″ colossus who could be signing of the season.