Alan Hutton has urged the board at Rangers to take a risk and reject any big-money offers for star striker Alfredo Morelos in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender and lifelong supporter at Ibrox says that club chiefs could face a seriously difficult decision over their Colombian talisman in the winter window after his impressive form this season.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Light Blues have slapped a £20million-plus price tag on the hitman’s head in order to ward off Premier League interest, with the likes of Aston Villa and Crystal Palace circling at Ibrox.
Hutton says that the multi-million-pound asking price will not be seen as too much of a hurdle for English top-flight sides and has urged the board to take the risk of missing out on a windfall to keep him until the end of the season.
Hutton told Football Insider: “At the end of the day, it is a business so if a big bid comes in which is concrete, it’s going to be difficult to turn down. At the end of the day, if you’re getting offered £25million, you don’t know what’s going to happen between then and the summer.
“He could lose form, anything could happen, that’s the risk you’ve got to be willing to take. I hope they do take the risk, as in let’s keep him because I do think he can be the difference.
“I think Morelos, top form, could definitely be the thing that Rangers have been missing to go on and actually beat Celtic and beat them for the cup or the league. You need people like that.”
Morelos has been in blistering form for Steven Gerrard’s side, netting his 19th and 20th goals of the season in the 3-0 win over Hearts in the League Cup semi-final.
The Light Blues are trailing Celtic on goal difference alone in the Scottish Premiership, with the fierce rivals set to go head-to-head for the first piece of silverware in the League Cup final in December.