As report discloses Alfredo Morelos's price-tag, should Rangers follow Celtic's lead?

Celtic and Rangers fans show their support prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers will demand a big fee if Alfredo Morelos heads to England but far less than the sum Celtic would demand for the sale of Moussa Dembele.

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...

Alfredo Morelos has not wasted the opportunity to nail his colours to the mast at Rangers.

Speculation has intensified in recent days that clubs south of the border are keen to sign the Colombian striker from the Glasgow giants.

But Morelos, who has scored 12 goals for Rangers since joining from HJK Helsinki for £1 million, has no interest in bringing a premature end to his Ibrox career this month. At least, that is what the youngster’s agent has said, in quotes reported by the Scottish Sun.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers gets taken down by Peter Hartley of Motherwell during the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Do not expect to see Morelos posing with a new shirt or scarf this month then, especially with Rangers now valuing their prize asset at £10 million.

But while such a fee would earn Rangers a cool £9 million profit on a player who was far from a household name when he first arrived at Ibrox, could they afford to demand even more for their one of their key men?

When you consider that Morelos has scored four more goals than his Celtic counterpart Moussa Dembele, albeit in a few more games, you wonder whether his asking price is still a little low.

Moussa Dembele (C) of Celtic celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates Mikael Lustig (L) and Erik Sviatchenko (R) during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between...

After all, Celtic value Dembele at least double £10 million, and the Frenchman would reportedly have cost £30 million after a debut season in which he scored 32 goals and won three domestic trophies, according to the Mail.

If Morelos continues to score for the remainder of the season, it would be no surprise to see Premier League scouts flocking to Glasgow to watch him as well as Dembele. And £10 million is a pocket change sum to most top flight sides these days.

So perhaps Rangers should take a leaf out of Celtic's book and add a few more million to Morelos's price-tag.

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