Rangers are set to make a U-turn on trying to secure Alfredo Morelos to a blockbuster new deal before the summer, Football Insider has learned.
The Scottish giants had been planning to open talks with the Colombia international’s camp over a contract extension after extensive interest in him in January.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that potential negotiations with Morelos, 23, are on hold and that the club do not intend to rush into handing their prize asset new and improved terms.
The change of tack comes amid great uncertainty in Scotland and Europe’s other major leagues about the current season and the transfer window that follows.
Morelos’ future is a key issue for the club as he is their outstanding player and one also capable of securing a £15million-plus transfer fee.
The centre-forward attracted strong attention in the January transfer window, with Football Insider revealing that both Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan were keen to snap him up.
Rangers rebuffed all enquiries for the controversial front man at a time when the title race was up in the air.
Morelos’ form was outstanding in the first half of the season, when he banged in 28 goals in all competitions.
He failed to reach anywhere near those heights after the winter break, scoring just a single goal from 11 matches in all competitions.
That came against lowly Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Cup.
Morelos’ current contract, worth more than £30,000-a-week, was signed in March of last year and runs until the summer of 2023.
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