Gordon Smith explains why Rangers must sell Alfredo Morelos

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Alfredo Morelos starred under Steven Gerrard in the Scottish Premiership but his Rangers future remains uncertain.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gordon Smith has urged Rangers to cash in on Alfredo Morelos this summer, telling the Sunday Post that Steven Gerrard’s side are better off without their top scorer.

Morelos might have scored a remarkable 29 goals in all competitions during Gerrard’s first season in charge at Ibrox but that does not mean that the Colombian international has the support of each and every Rangers fan.

 

A staggering five red cards highlights an ongoing discipline problem while some of The Gers’ better performances have come without Morelos in the starting XI, such as the recent 2-1 victory against Old Firm rivals Celtic when Jermain Defoe lead the line impressively in his absence.

And Smith, who starred for Rangers between 1977 and 1980, believes that the former HJK Helsinki forward should be sold despite the fact that he signed a new contract as recently as March.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

“Rangers play with more fluidity when he is not involved, and this was proof positive,” Smith said.

“If the club receive a big bid for the Colombian in the summer, they should take it and use part of the funds to strengthen their squad.”

According to Sky Sports, Rangers will be looking for £20 million from any club looking to sign the South American hot-head with Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City apparently interested.

And Morelos continues to flirt with the exit despite seemingly committing his future to the club just two months ago.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Alfredo Morelos of Rangers tackles Stevie Mallan of Hibernian

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch