Report: Alfredo Morelos wants new Rangers deal amid interest from seven clubs

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos has his heart set on staying at Ibrox despite interest from seven different clubs in January.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox...

According to a report from the Daily Record, Alfredo Morelos now has his heart set on staying at Rangers after a January transfer window which saw seven clubs register an interest in the Colombian.

The forward has been excellent during his time with the Gers. He has already scored 15 goals in all competitions, including 11 in the Scottish Premiership - making him the division's top goalscorer right now.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers walks out to inspect the pitch before the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Unsurprisingly, there was plenty of interest in the 21-year-old in January. The Daily Record reports that seven different clubs from around the world expressed a desire to sign Morelos. And even with the Chinese transfer window still open - Beijing Renhe were one of the teams linked with a move - it appears that the striker is ready to hand Graeme Murty a huge boost.

The Record reports that Morelos wishes to stay at Ibrox and sign a new contract, with talks expected to begin this week when his agent arrives ahead of the Gers' trip to Hamilton.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in...

Time for a bumper deal?

According to the Record, Morelos is one of the lower earners in the squad at £7,000 a week. Given what he has brought to the Light Blues during his first year in Scotland, it would undoubtedly be wise for the club to offer him a salary that reflects his importance to the team.

But given how well Morelos has adapted to life at Ibrox, it would be fair to assume that any additional money given to him in this new contract will be well worth the investment - not least because it should drive the asking price up if and when the next cluster of sides come calling looking to try and lure him away.

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