In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Aberdeen striker Dean Windass has tipped Steven Gerrard to sell Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos after his latest show of poor discipline.
Morelos was heavily linked with a move away from Ibrox in the summer but a late window exit failed to materialise.
The Colombia international has been in prolific form for Rangers in recent years, providing 84 goals and 33 assists in all competitions, via Transfermarkt.
But the goals have started to dry up, with just one goal in his past eight games, which has been followed by a two-game suspension for hitting Dundee United defender Mark Connolly in the face with his forearm in last Sunday’s Premiership clash at Tannadice.
Gerrard had moved to publicly defend his player in the immediate aftermath of the incident but the Gers opted not to appeal the decision after the SFA slapped him with a two-match ban.
This isn’t the first time the 24-year-old has been banned for violent conduct as he was sent off for lashing out at Dons defender Scott McKenna during the 4-2 victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie last season.
When asked by Football FanCast if Morelos still has a future at Ibrox, Windass said:
“I didn’t think he’d be there this year, to be quite honest with you. He looks a little bit overweight for me.
“I don’t know the kid, I don’t know him personally. Obviously, Josh [Windass, Dean’s son] played upfront with him, but I don’t really know the kid’s personality, he’s a young boy anyway.”
“Listen, I got sent off 10 times and it’s in your make up, but he just doesn’t learn, and he can let you down. I fully expect Steven to sell him this year and if they win the league this year, then, obviously, I think he’ll get rid of him, cash in the money what they can get and then bring someone else in.
“Jermain Defoe can’t go on any longer really, I think this will be his last season, he’ll retire after this year, and Steven will try and bring fresh blood in.”
Valued at £13.5m via Transfermarkt, Morelos has been sent off seven times for the 54-time Scottish champions in the past three years alone.
It’s almost inevitable that the spotlight is on him once again after a poor run of form and he has hardly done himself any favours whatsoever with his bad behaviour.
With the likes of Defoe, Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe impressing in recent weeks, perhaps it’s time Ross Wilson decides to cut his losses once and for all.
AND in other news, Glasgow Rangers defender Filip Helander let Gerrard down massively vs Motherwell…