Rangers talisman Alfredo Morelos’ recent return to form and happiness may be because he is plotting a move away from Ibrox.
That is the view of Steven Gerrard’s former England teammate Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 24-year-old’s situation as he is back in the goals.
The Colombia international scored both goals in the Light Blues’ 2-1 win over Aberdeen last weekend making it three goals in his last three Scottish Premiership games after finding the net just three times in his previous 15 league games.
Gerrard revealed after the game that “something seems to have changed in the last couple of weeks” with Morelos and he has found another level at the club’s Auchenhowie training base.
Asked by Football Insider why Morelos’ attitude may have changed, Mills said: “Steven Gerrard has got an awful lot of experience as a player, he’s been in these situations, he’s worked with some of the top players in the world as a player and as a captain.
“Maybe he’s just gone to him and had an honest conversation and said ‘If you want to play, this is what you need to do. If you want to get a move, this is what you need to do and I’ll help you do that. I understand you’re a good player.’
“It’s just good man-manager from Steven Gerrard, just sitting down with the player.
“If the player wants to move, it’s best to work with the player and the player with the club, to get that move. Play well, score goals, your transfer fee goes up and you can demand higher wages.
“Rather than just switch off and sulk and people think ‘Hmm, not sure about that.’ It doesn’t really work for anyone.
“I would suggest Steven Gerrard has had a one-to-one with him, a good sit down chat and they’ve agreed to work together. Whether that’s for him to stay at Rangers or for him to get a move. Either way, it works for both parties.”