Paul Robinson has heaped praise on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos after he scored his first-ever goal against Celtic.
The former Tottenham and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, hinted at the 24-year-old staying at Ibrox this summer when he tipped Morelos’ goal to be “the first of many for him in the Old Firm”.
Morelos scored the equaliser on Sunday, as Steven Gerrard’s side remained unbeaten in the league with a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park.
— Alfredo Morelos (@morelos2106) March 21, 2021
It was the Colombia international’s first goal involvement in 15 career appearances against the Hoops.
Robinson, who is a friend of and former teammate of Gers boss Gerrard, said a “weight has been lifted” off Morelos’ shoulders.
“It is incredible to think that it has taken him that long to get one,” he told Football Insider.
“That weight has been lifted off his shoulders now so I think it will probably be the first of many for him in the Old Firm over the next years.
“From the outside looking in, he seems like the type of character who would not have let it bother him too much, the fact it had taken so long.
“He’s a very talented player so I think there will be more goals to come from him in this fixture.”
Morelos has been long-linked with an exit from Ibrox.
He told Colombian network Caracol Radio earlier this month that he “dreams” of playing in the Premier League.