Alan Hutton gushed about Rangers attacker Alfredo Morelos following his impressive display in the 2-1 loss to Young Boys.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Gers defender claimed that Morelos could be worth £20million in the transfer market and imagined that the Gers would be looking for a big number if they were going to sell the Colombian.
The 23-year-old scored Rangers’ only goal of the game against Young Boys in midweek after the Gers were denied picking up a point from that game due to a 93rd-minute winner by Christian Fassnacht.
Hutton revealed that he thought a lot of people will be checking Morelos out when he plays in the Europa League this season but due to him being hard to replace, Steven Gerrard’s side won’t be willing to sell him on the cheap.
When asked whether Morelos wowing in Europe would have seen his price tag soar, Hutton told Football Insider: “I thought he was brilliant the other night, a constant threat.
“Backing into defenders, he’s a really tricky customer to play against especially if you get too tight to him as seen with his goal, good ball down the line, the defender is too tight to him, and he finishes like any top-striker would do.
“So yeah he was brilliant on the night and I’m sure lots of people would have been watching him especially as it’s a European game.
“I’m sure Rangers will be looking for a big number, got to be £15-20million, I would imagine Rangers would be looking for that as he is a massive asset.
“I don’t think they would be willing to sell him on the cheap as he gets them so many goals that he will be hard to replace if he did leave for the financial reward.”
Morelos has scored 14 goals in 19 games across all competitions for the Gers this season and has also racked up five assists in his outings.
The 23-year-old is contracted to stay at Ibrox until 2023 after signing a new deal with the club in March 2019.