Rangers man-of-the-moment Alfredo Morelos needs to iron out his temperament issues to become a top-class striker, according to Noel Whelan.
The former striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 24-year-old had every attribute necessary to be a lethal hitman “at any level”.
Morelos, 24, scored his 13th goal across all competitions in Thursday’s 5-2 win over Royal Antwerp.
The Colombia international played a part in eight of Rangers’ nine goals against the Belgians over two legs.
However, he has still shown ill-discipline this season and has picked up two retrospective suspensions in recent months.
Whelan insisted Morelos had the technical ability to score goals in any competitions but admitted he needed to get his temperament under control.
“Look, class never leaves a player,” Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“You can have bad dips in form but when it comes to Morelos you know what you’re going to get with him. When he’s firing, he’s firing, when he’s confident, he’s dangerous.
“He’s got all the attributes in that striker role where he can create, he can score goals, he’s got great movement, he’s a natural finisher.
“Rangers know that, that’s why they won’t sell him. They knew what they had on their books there with Morelos.
“Yes, he comes with a little bit of baggage and a little bit of temperament problems and that is an issue that needs to be addressed.
“However, if you get a happy Alfredo Morelos, he can be match-winning for you at any level.”
In other news, Rangers have hit the jackpot with £8million windfall.