Ibrox Exclusive: Rangers tipped to sell star after major Auchenhowie development
Noel Whelan has claimed that Steven Gerrard “will have had enough” of Alfredo Morelos after he was dropped from the Rangers squad for poor timekeeping.
The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted you do not need “players like” the 23-year-old in your squad.
Morelos was granted permission to go back to Colombia during the week as he was suspended for the Europa League second-leg win against Braga.
However, Gerrard revealed he had dropped the striker for their 1-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final loss to Hearts after he had reported back for training at their Auchenhowie headquarters 24 hours later than agreed.
When asked whether the actions of Morelos could tempt the club into selling this summer, Whelan told Football Insider: “I am pretty sure that Steven Gerrard will have had enough.
“I think when you start disrespecting the manager, the club and your teammates by coming back late after someone has been kind enough to give you time to go back home… That shows a lack of respect for a club that has done something for you when they probably did not have to quite honestly.
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“I do not think you need players like that at your club. I do not think Steven Gerrard had players like that at Liverpool. You need players that are committed and do the right thing.
“There has been too many moments with that young man.”
Since Gerrard became the head coach at Ibrox in 2018 the Colombia international has missed 19 games for disciplinary matters.
The Teddy Bears’ top scorer has netted 29 goals in 43 appearances so far this campaign but has only one in eight since the winter break.
In other Rangers news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider he was blown away with player who started against Hearts.