Alfredo Morelos’ attitude is the only thing holding back from a move away from Rangers according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Aberdeen forward claimed Morelos’ fiery character has put off any potential suitors.
After scoring twice in Rangers’ opening four Scottish Premiership games, Morelos was not included in their starting eleven for their next two.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard explained his decision by saying the Colombian had taken his eye “off the ball” in training.
Asked by Football Insider what has been holding Morelos back from a move, Whelan said: “Over the past two or three years his attitude has harmed him getting a move.
“That’s been his biggest problem and hurdle to overcome his character.
“It’s been very fragile the time he’s been at Rangers, as much as he’s been fantastic he’s also let them down on many occasions.
“That’s the one thing that teams and managers will be concerned about, not his ability but his attitude and character.
That is something that Steven (Gerrard) has managed to deal with. He’s put an arm around him now and again but he’s very strong with his players.
“He has certain standards that managed to make him of the best players in the world and win trophies at Liverpool.
“He’s looking for the same and is trying to change the mentality at Rangers to the same mentality he had at Liverpool.
“If somebody is not going to get on board with that he won’t be afraid to get rid of that play.”
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