Noel Whelan admits he is “expecting” Rangers to sell star striker Alfredo Morelos in the summer window in a blockbuster deal worth up to £30million.
The former Leeds and Aberdeen hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the Colombian has proven he does not have the maturity to be trusted at Ibrox any more.
Gerrard confirmed earlier this month he had internally disciplined the 23-year-old after he returned late from an agreed spell of personal leave.
The striker has also shown his issue with discipline out on the pitch, picking up several suspensions during his time in Scotland.
Whelan believes that getting rid of Morelos this summer would be for the good of the club, despite his impressive record in front of goal.
Whelan told Football Insider: “They’ll be looking to push Celtic further next year so that’s going to cost money as well.
“I’d be expecting to see Morelos leave. I think if somebody comes in with a stupid offer, I’d be grasping at it because I don’t think he’s the right character.
“Yes, he’s got talent but I think sometimes you’ve got to cut a person loose to benefit the rest of your squad.
“I would probably say £25-30million would be enough.”
Morelos has netted 29 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions this season but has also been sent off twice – once against Motherwell and the other against Celtic.
He has scored 44 times in 91 Premiership games since arriving in Scotland.
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