Alfredo Morelos’ “incredible” European displays will secure him a move away from Rangers, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the 24-year-old’s performances had blown him away this season.
Speaking to BT after the win over Royal Antwerp, Gerrard hinted the Colombia international enjoyed the attention he gets on European nights.
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Morelos directly contributed to eight of Rangers’ nine goals against the Belgians, although he scored just once.
Hutton insisted the Colombian’s impressive performances on the continent would catch the eye of scouts.
Hutton, who remains well connected at Rangers, told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “To be involved in eight goals out of nine is just incredible for any player in any league. He was unplayable.
“It was funny to hear Gerrard say he thinks he’s got that twinkle in his eye in the European competitions because obviously, me knowing and moving from Rangers, that’s when the scouts were watching it.
“It was the European nights, the international games. He definitely turns it on under the lights, that’s for sure. Ultimately, that’s what’s best for both parties.
“We obviously know he’s a prized asset for Rangers but if the right fee comes in, he’s off, he will leave. Him doing his best for Rangers is helping the team and what they want to do moving forward.
“For personal reasons, people are watching him thinking: ‘Right, he is the main man. He is the real deal and he’s a player we’d love to have at our club.’ That’s the way you have to think as a football player.
“You have to be playing well at your club for anybody even to look at you. He’s doing well on the pitch at the moment and that’s all Gerrard can ask for.
“The thought of being involved in eight goals out of nine is incredible.”