Former Rangers star Daniel Candeias believes the time is now for Alfredo Morelos to end his four-year Ibrox love affair as he revealed chats with the player himself.
The Colombian striker is wanted by Porto with reports in Portugal stating a deal is close for a player who helped secure a first Scottish Premiership title in a decade last season.
Candeias was a team-mate of Morelos for two seasons with the pair remaining close friends even since the winger moved to Turkey before the start of the 2019/20 season.
It comes after a report on Friday stated Porto are ready to offer €12million (£10.3m) with the potential for a further €5m (4.3m) in bonuses for a potential fee of close to £17m.
And now the 33-year-old is convinced El Bufalo should join another former Ibrox pal in Fabio Cardoso at the Estadio Dragao.
Speaking to A Bola, he said: “He loves Rangers and it’s a fantastic club, but after four years I think he’s done his job. He will always be an idol.
“I think he wants to prove to himself he can now compete and shine at another club.
“ Porto is ideal for him as there are so many attractions.
“They have direct access to the Champions League and there are the other Colombians in the squad. I think it will also help him play for the national team.
“I see a change in motivation. I’ve been getting involved with him, telling him that I’m waiting to see him at Porto.”