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Rangers: Journalist makes claim on future of Gers ace

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Rangers Review writer Joshua Barrie has admitted that he feels Alfredo Morelos may choose to continue at Ibrox.

The Sky Sports contributor was speaking on the Rangers Review YouTube channel amid the uncertainty surrounding Morelos’ Rangers future.

Alongside first-team stars Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent, the Colombian striker sees his current Light Blues contract expire at the end of the upcoming season, and you would expect the club to sell this window as opposed to losing the 25-year-old on a free next summer.

However, Barrie is upbeat about the frontman’s precarious situation. He has claimed that of the trio, he is the “most likely” to stay and even hinted that he could be open to signing a new contract, such is the form he has found under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

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Barrie said: “He’s probably the most likely of those three to stay. Van Bronckhorst, certainly in the initial few months, I think brought out arguably the best Morelos that we’ve ever seen at Ibrox.

“I think he’s obviously a bit more of a complete player now.

“He also seems more settled than he ever has before.

“I think if he were to stay, that would give everyone a real boost before the season were to start. And I think he’ll see with Van Bronckhorst and Roy Makaay, and the type of football that’s being introduced at Ibrox and being developed, he can play some of his best football here, and the evidence of that is the football he was playing just before his injury.”

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Fellow writer Jonny McFarlane has previously suggested that selling their best players ‘is part of their business model’ at Rangers, but by losing Morelos, the club would be losing their main source of goals, and in a season where they are looking to regain the Scottish Premiership from across the city, that wouldn’t be ideal.

The £11.7m-rated enigma scored 12 of his 16 top-flight and Europa League goals when Van Bronckhorst had arrived, having looked a shadow of himself in the early stages of the previous campaign.

His purple patch was brought to a screeching halt when he was sidelined in March for the remainder of the season and had to undergo thigh surgery but Barrie is, hopeful that he will be seen at Ibrox again and perhaps flourish once more under the Dutch manager’s guidance, which may not be a surprise given the form Morelos has shown since his arrival.

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