Joining a club in Qatar or China would be a “disastrous move” for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 24-year-old needs to focus on his footballing future rather than the financial aspect of a transfer.
The Daily Mail report that the Colombian hitman has turned down a lucrative offer from Qatari outfit Al Duhail and state he would only consider a move to a top European league.
Hutton believes moving for money would be a hammer blow to the striker’s future and insists he has got to prioritise playing at the highest possible level instead.
Hutton told Football Insider: “He’s so young and for him to go over there – it’s no disrespect to them – but the level of football over there won’t be great.
“I understand why maybe an older player might want to go over there in the last couple of seasons of their career, pick up nice wages or whatever, I kind of understand it but from Morelos’ point of view, I think it would be a disastrous move.
“Yes he would make money but for total footballing terms, I don’t think it would have been great. As Rangers stand, they obviously want the most money but I also think it has to be the right footballing decision.”
Morelos scored 29 times in 46 appearances across all competitions for Rangers this season, including six strikes in the Europa League.
In terms of strikers, Steven Gerrard also has Jermain Defoe and Greg Stewart to call upon at Ibrox, with Florian Kamberi back at Hibernian after his loan spell.
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