Former Light Blues midfielder Graeme Souness has urged the club to move the Colombia international on after he picked up the eighth red card of his Gers career at the weekend against Hibernian.
He told talkSPORT, via the Daily Record: “What’s in his head? The ball is played to him, he puts a feeler out and then he has another go.
“If you do that, you will get sent off. It comes to a point where you need to cut your losses with a player like that, in my opinion. You are picking him to go to Celtic in a volatile atmosphere, and you don’t know what you are going to get.
“I think it’s a fact you can’ trust him. You can’t trust him in the big games. He gets goals but if Rangers are offered money for him, I’d be taking it. He’s got to be cuter. He’s not in the slightest. He has not learned his lesson, so I think Rangers should look to cash in, as you won’t win the big games with 10 men. The hard facts are if you get sent off eight times is that it suggests you are not learning.”
The £33k-per-week Gers attacker – who was recently dubbed a “liability” by Richard Foster – has less than a year left on his contract and this window may be their last chance to recoup a fee for him unless he puts pen to paper on fresh terms.
However, if the club decide to follow Souness’ advice and cash in on him then they would surely need to bring a replacement through the door and that is where Cutrone could come in.
Whilst playing for Milan’s reserves, the marksman scored 43 goals in 67 matches and assisted six for his teammates. He then found the back of the net 27 times and assisted eight in 90 outings for their first team before making the move to Wolves.
Since moving to England, Cutrone has struggled to find his feet and has only scored three times in 28 outings. The switch to Molineux has not worked out and Rangers could offer him a chance to revive his career.
He still has plenty of time on his hands, at the age of 24, to get back to his best and the forward – who has scored 85 goals at club level – has only been sent off once, which suggests that he would not be as much of a liability as Morelos.
Therefore, the Wolves man could potentially be a more reliable replacement for the Colombian if Rangers decide to cash in on their striker. That’s providing van Bronckhorst can help him to replicate the form he showed at Milan.