Aston Villa manager Dean Smith should urge the club to make a move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos amid Gabriel Agbonlahor’s claim.
The Colombia international has recently suggested it would be his dream to move to the Premier League, and Agbonlahor has thrown Villa’s name into the equation about a possible landing spot for the forward.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “He could go to a number of clubs. I would love to see him at Aston Villa. I think he’s a great striker. Apart from the top four, five all the other clubs would have him.
“He’s quite quick, he’s a finisher, he’s aggressive, he works hard and he’d add a lot to all of those clubs.”
For Villa fans who perhaps may not have their eye on Scottish football as much, Morelos’ disciplinary issues may be the thing for which he’s best remembered – the 24-year-old has already picked up 43 yellow cards and seven red cards in 175 games for the Ibrox club.
While that may turn some off, the Colombian’s style of living on the edge but being a real livewire could be the kind of game-changer who really lights a fire under Villa up top.
Morelos has earned rave reviews for the way he goes about things, and there’s a discernible theme about how he can be a real “nightmare” for opposition defenders.
Former Celtic striker John Hartson said: “He divides opinion, he’s a little bit unpredictable, but he’s a nuisance and he gets you goals. He’s the type of player who backs in, he’s strong. He’d be a nightmare to play against.”
Steven Gerrard, his manager at Ibrox, has waxed lyrical about the kind of player the Colombian can be when his mind is right, saying: “When Alfredo is on his A-game, he can be unplayable and help this club to be successful. That’s what he needs to realise from a personal point of view. His A-game, on a regular basis, brings this club success.”
It’s exactly why Villa should be all over a move for the £10.8m-rated Morelos, especially when you consider that, aside from Ollie Watkins, there’s no real strength or quality in depth at centre-forward for Smith.