'He's one of Rangers top assets' - Exclusive: Hutton fears cut-price exit after Wilson reveal
Alan Hutton admits he fears Alfredo Morelos leaving Rangers on a cut-price deal this summer despite Ross Wilson’s positivity over the Colombian’s future.
The former Ibrox and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, suggests the striker will have his head turned if Premier League sides come calling in the transfer window.
The Light Blues’ sporting director Wilson claims that the uncertainty around football and transfers has increased the likelihood of the 23-year-old staying at Ibrox past the summer.
As revealed by Football Insider last month, Rangers have seen their hopes of securing a £25-30million fee for their hitman evaporate due to both his poor form in 2020 and the Coronavirus pandemic.
While Wilson appears confident the Gers can keep Morelos on board for the 2020/21 season, Hutton thinks the striker could still try and force a move to England.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Obviously he’s one of Rangers’ top assets, they’re not going to want to let him go on the cheap even though some clubs will be able to think they can get a better deal at the moment.
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“If Rangers stick to their guns and stand by their price that they value Morelos at, well, he could possibly stay but I think it’s still going to be difficult.
“If you’ve got the top-ish teams in the Premier League coming in for Morelos, you’d maybe think his head may be turned and look for the transfer.
“We’re going to have to wait and see. There’s no clue how this is going to impact all the different clubs. It’s a difficult time for everyone and I hope Rangers don’t try and take a cut price because he’s obviously worth a lot of money. He’s a top asset and a top player.”
Asked about the impact the Coronavirus pandemic may have on transfers, Wilson told the Daily Record: “The bottom line is we don’t know where the market will be but there is certainly no intention to sell anyone on the cheap.
“Does the uncertainty surrounding the transfer market increase the likelihood of Alfredo staying? Yeah, possible. When you don’t know what anything’s going to look like, everything is on the table. It could well be the case that is the situation with Alfredo.”
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