By Alan Hutton

24th Dec, 2020 | 4:00pm

'His Future Is Elsewhere' - Exclusive: Hutton gutted by Rangers star whose 'Heart's Not In It'

Alan Hutton has blasted Alfredo Morelos for his performances over the last 12 months at Rangers.

The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has insisted the 24-year-old has looked a shadow of his former self in 2020 and suggested the striker’s heart lies away from Ibrox.

Morelos has netted just three Premiership goals in 14 appearances, 12 of which have come as starts, while his disciplinary problems reared their head again with a suspension for violent conduct against Dundee United.

He also struggled in the second half of last season as he failed to score in the league following the turn of the year, despite having netted 12 times in 18 games until January.

Hutton has admitted Morelos has struggled to rediscover his best form this year and suggested he had mind set on a move away from Ibrox over the summer.

“Since last January, he just hasn’t looked the same, if I’m honest,” Hutton told Football Insider.

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“I’ve always backed him, I’ve always known he’s a goal scorer and we all know he kind of plays on that fine line with his temperament issues and things like that but he needs that within his game.

“He’s just not quite looked the same. I’ve always believed that if he could get back to scoring ways, he would have been the difference this season and he still can be but I think in his mind, his heart’s not in it, and it looks like his future is elsewhere.

“It’s just about the timing so I wouldn’t say January, unless a big offer comes in, but probably the summer.”

Morelos has scored a total of seven times in 23 appearances for the Light Blues this season.

However, he has faced added competition for a starting role after the arrivals of Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten over the summer.

In other news, Hutton has been blown away by an “undroppable” Rangers star finally showing his true potential at Ibrox.