Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan feels Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos could easily shine in the English Premier League, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The Colombian’s 29 goals for the club this season have had many speculating about his long-term future in the game.
That debate has been further ignited by his recent caps for Colombia, praised by his high-profile national teammates for being the kind of player that represents the future of football in the country.
Now a former Hoops boss has weighed in with his own comments, feeling that Morelos has the tools to be an effective player at the top level.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Strachan said of the 22-year-old:
Morelos will be a success wherever he goes next and he could play in the Premier League down south no bother. He’s a talent, all right.
But there’s only one man who’s going to change the way he is and that’s himself. The team that’s suffered from his tackles and indiscipline has been Rangers.
So he has to decide, ‘Do I pretend to be aggressive — because he’s not hurting anyone — or do I change?’
He has to say, ‘This club are my family and my family have helped me, so I have to help them by being on the pitch’.
If he’d been on the pitch for the games he’s missed through suspension, the way he’s scoring goals, he’d have another five or six goals.
Most Rangers fans are dreading the summer transfer window, when speculation about Morelos’ next step after Rangers is likely to go into overdrive.
Plenty of clubs appear to be sniffing about looking for a good deal on the striker, but his long-term contract at Ibrox means we hold all the cards when it comes to his potential transfer.
If a cash-rich European side want him then they’re going to have to pay up, because as Strachan points out he is well on his way to becoming the finished product at the elite level.