Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo are all in the final year of the Rangers’ deals
Alfredo Morelos could be one of Rangers’ top stars to exit the club this summer.
That is the view of Ibrox hero Barry Ferguson, who fears that at least one of Morelos, Ryan Kent or Joe Aribo will seek pastures new.
The three stars have been crucial to Rangers’ success in Europe last season, with Giovanni Van Bronckhorst looking to avoid a summer exodus ahead of an important campaign.
Connor Goldson has already committed to the club by signing a new deal, with Steven Davis and Scott Arfield also penning extensions.
But the question remains over the three attacking players, with less than a year left on each contract, and interest looming from the English Premier League and abroad.
And Ferguson fears that at least one of the trio will be heading for the exit in the summer.
He said in his Daily Record column: “With Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo and Alfredo Morelos all entering the final years of their contracts, I’m finding it difficult to believe that at least one of them may not already have played their last game in a blue shirt.
“And, as painful as it will be to see any of them moving on, it’s probably time for the fans to brace themselves for the possibility of having to say goodbye to one of their star men.
“The Connor Goldson situation was a close call for my old club. They came very close to losing him for nothing and I’m not sure they will want to take a risk like that again with Kent, Aribo or Morelos.
“Goldson will turn 30 later this year so even if he had been signed up on a long-term deal Rangers would be looking at bringing in five or six million quid for him in the market.
“But that’s simply not the case with the other three guys. The bottom line is Rangers would be looking at bringing in double or even treble that amount if they cashed in on any one of them.
“And that’s the kind of sums they really can’t afford to take a punt on.”
Ferguson has urged the likes of Morelos and Aribo to stake their future at Rangers, and says that time is running out.
He added: “It’s now up to these players to make a decision on where they want to be because, if they are not prepared to sign up for the long haul then Rangers can’t afford to stick their heads in the sand any longer.
“It’s cards on the table time for all of them.
“Rangers have made their position clear. The club is on the up, has established itself as a major European force again and the aim now is to get into the Champions League, win back the title and lift more domestic silverware.
“If that’s not enough to excite you then you’re in the wrong place.
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