Alfredo Morelos will not get a move to a “bigger club” than Rangers this summer, according to Frank McAvennie.
The former Celtic and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 24-year-old would “get frustrated” if he joined a bottom-half Premier League side.
Morelos scored his 14th goal of the 2020/21 campaign on Wednesday night, as the Gers edged closer to the Scottish Premiership title with a 1-0 win at Livingston.
El Bufalo has been in electric form for Steven Gerrard’s side of late, particularly in the Europa League where he has contributed one goal and six assists in his last two games.
Ex-Ger Alan Hutton told Football Insider that Morelos plays better in Europe because he knows more scouts are watching.
However, McAvennie suggested the Colombia international would be better off staying at Ibrox.
“Does he want to leave? I’m not sure,” he told Football Insider.
“I do not think Morelos will get a bigger club than Rangers though. They are massive.
“I know some players do not like going away to the smaller teams on a winter’s night but you will get that anywhere.
“I could not seeing him going to England and playing in a bottom-half team who do not create a lot of chances. I think he would get frustrated.”
Speaking to BT after the win over Antwerp, Gerrard hinted the Colombian striker especially enjoyed European nights because he knows talent-spotters are keeping a close eye.
He said: “He likes this competition… and I know why he likes this competition!”