Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will have set alarm bells ringing after changing his agent ahead of the summer transfer window.
Morelos has been heavily linked with a move away from Ibrox for the past few seasons, with The Scottish Sun reporting no less than 34 clubs have been interested in the striker during his time in Scotland – and that was as of last January! At the end of this current campaign, the 25-year-old will have just 12 months left on his contract and a new deal does not appear to be around the corner.
Will Morelos leave this summer?
Now, with less than three months to go before the transfer window opens, Morelos has changed his agent, joining up with Footfeel and Echo Sports after previously being represented by the World in Motion group.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, O’Rourke believes this latest move could spell danger for Rangers. He said: “It does ring alarm bells for fans when you see players changing agents.”
TIF Thoughts on Morelos’ situation…
Of course, a change of agent does not confirm the £11.7m-valued Morelos will be leaving the 55-time Scottish champions soon, but the timing of the switch is perhaps cause for concern.
This summer is likely to be crucial for the Colombia international – he is entering his prime years, and having scored 19 goals already this campaign, including five during the Bears’ run to the Europa League quarter-finals, he will be an interesting proposition for clubs across the continent.
Lautaro Martinez and Achraf Hakimi feature amongst Footfeel and Echo Sports’ clients, with the former being linked with a move away from current club Inter and the latter having transferred already in the last 12 months. An agent’s main job is to negotiate a new contract or secure a switch, so the Gers management cannot afford to sit back and see how things unfold.
Morelos has previously expressed his desire to play in a more prestigious league, and now seems as good a time as any to make that dream a reality. If he really is eager to depart, Rangers must make sure they get a respectable fee for his services, even if the remaining length of his contract does not give them a strong bargaining position.