Noel Whelan claims that no clubs are looking to sign Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos this summer because of his attitude at Ibrox.
The former Leeds United star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the Colombian hitman has the necessary ability on the pitch but that his discipline and dedication means he is not seen as an attractive proposition by potential suitors.
As exclusively revealed by Football Insider, Morelos has been hit by a sucker punch off the pitch, with close friend and attacking partner Daniel Candeias given permission to enter talks over a move to leave Rangers this summer.
However, Whelan doubts that Morelos will be following the Portuguese winger out the door despite Rangers’ willingness to sell if their valuation is met, claiming his troublesome behaviour is overshadowing his performances.
Whelan told Football Insider: “When you’ve got a player with an attitude like Morelos at Rangers, they want to get rid of him because of his attitude. He’s still banging in a hat trick but there’s been no offers for him. Why is that? It’s attitude.
“People need a good player in and around the training ground and the rest of the players and they’ve got to have the right attitude to fit into that environment. That’s the reason these players are going cheap, that’s the reason why Morelos isn’t being looked at by anybody.
“It all comes down not to the ability but to the attitude. Attitude in a player is bigger than an ability at times.”
Morelos smashed in 30 goals across all competitions for Rangers last season and has continued his fine form into the current campaign, with four goals in two Europa League qualifiers against St Joseph’s of Gibraltar.
He has a total of 52 strikes in 93 appearances at Ibrox, but has also found himself on the wrong side of referees with 28 yellow cards and five reds.
In other Rangers news, it can be reveal that the Glasgow giants have made an approach to sign a goalscoring central midfielder from Premier League giants.