By Paul Robinson

15th Mar, 2021 | 5:00pm

Gerrard pal: West Ham on alert as Morelos opens door to Rangers exit

West Ham will be on alert after Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos revealed his “dream” is to play in the Premier League.

That is according to former England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the prospect of the 24-year-old moving to England in the summer.

Morelos told Colombian network Caracol Radio on Sunday that he “dreams” of playing in the English top-flight.

The centre-forward has been in fine form since the turn of the year, with seven goals and eight assists in 11 appearances across all competitions.

Robinson, who is friends with and a former teammate of Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, believes Morelos would opt to stay at Ibrox if the club reward him financially.

“It is not a secret – Premier League clubs have been looking at him and I think West Ham will be keeping an eye on him,” he told Football Insider.

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“It is a move that Morelos will have to weigh up. If Rangers financially reward him and offer him Premier League level wages then he may stay.

“Do you want to play in the Premier League with West Ham or do you want to win more trophies at Rangers. Steven Gerrard is building something special there and I think it is going to be a really exciting club to be a part of over the next few years.

“I think only one of the big teams could turn his head and persuade him to come south of the border.” 

West Ham are expected to be in the market for a striker this summer after Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax in January.

Michail Antonio is the only recognised senior striker at David Moyes’s disposal and he has suffered a number of injury problems this season.

In other news, Robinson impressed by ‘global monster’ Rangers and makes a big claim about his ex-teammate Gerrard’s future.