Pundit Exclusive: Rangers star must prove he's 'Worth A Fortune' after Ibrox reveal
Rangers star Alfredo Morelos must prove himself worthy of a big-money move away from Ibrox by helping Steven Gerrard’s side over the line in the Scottish Premiership.
That is according to former Aberdeen forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge about Steven Gerrard’s comments regarding the 24-year-old Colombian after the 1-1 draw with Motherwell on Sunday.
Speaking to the Glasgow Times, Gerrard admitted Morelos was in a “better place” after returning to form but insisted he would just have to wait and see if the club could keep the striker on board for much longer.
Whelan believes that, if Morelos wants a move, he will have to earn one with his performances on the pitch as Rangers stroll towards the league title.
Asked if Morelos knew a possible move depended on his form until the end of the season, Whelan told Football Insider: “Absolutely – look, whether you want to stay at the football club or whether you want to move, you’ve got to perform, you’ve got to help the club win things. It’s as simple as that.
“The thing is he’s happier because they’re winning games, he’s happy because they’re top of the league, they’re going to win a Premiership title this year so who would not be happy?
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“They’re doing well in Europe, he’s showcasing himself – the only way that Glasgow Rangers, Steven Gerrard and Morelos are going to have a happy future, if he really wants to move, he’s got to score goals, he’s got to perform, he’s got to play with a smile on his face, do everything the right way and show the clubs he is worth paying a fortune for.
“Then, in that in that case, if he does go, I’m sure Rangers will be happy with the amount they will get and I’m sure he will be happy getting the move that he desires. It works both ways and it works with both club and player when you playing well.”
Morelos signed for Rangers from HJK Helsinki in June 2017 in a deal reported to be worth around £1million.
Since then, he has scored 87 times in Rangers colours, with 22 goals in Europe making him the club’s top-scorer in continental football.