Alfredo Morelos has been the subject of transfer speculation throughout the summer and the latest team to join the ever expanding queue, West Brom, has been dismissed as a credible destination for the Colombian international.
Speaking to Football Insider, Alan Hutton believes that the striker will have his sights set a little higher as his time at Ibrox looks set to come to an end.
So what has Hutton said?
When asked if he could see Morelos heading to the Baggies, he said:
“Erm, this is a difficult one. I think probably, in his mind, he’s looking for a bigger team, if I’m totally honest.
“This speculation’s never going to go away, I think Morelos will leave at some point, it’s just who puts in the money that Rangers are willing to take and then it’s up to the player, which team he wants to go to.
“I totally understand their interest but from a Morelos point of view, I’m wondering if he’s wanting to aim a little higher.”
So is Hutton correct?
When you consider some of the teams that have already been credited with an interest – AC Milan, Lille and Marseille for example – there is little chance of him entertaining an inevitable relegation battle.
Moving up in league stature isn’t everything, he must also consider how the team plays and the chances that he will get to make a similar impact to the one he has made at Ibrox.
Should Morelos be aiming higher than West Brom?
Hutton is right, Rangers won’t be bothered where he goes as long as they get the £20million asking price, if Morelos’s choice is a limited one though, he will have a tough decision to make as to where he wants to spend next season – despite the ongoing saga he would still be a welcome face around Auchenhowie when the transfer window shuts.