According to quotes as reported by The Scottish Herald, former Rangers star Neil McCann believes that the club will end up cashing in on star striker Alfredo Morelos, who continued his brilliant season by scoring four times in the 5-0 Scottish Cup thrashing of Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Wednesday night.
Well, the 44-year-old pundit was delivering his verdict on the prolific Colombian centre-forward post-match, and he waxed lyrical about him after his four-goal haul, which took his tally for the campaign to 27.
One of his comments in particular caught the eye though, as he said that expects the Glasgow giants to sell the 22-year-old if and when the big offers arrive for his services.
McCann said, via The Scottish Herald: “Without being disrespectful to Rangers, they’ll cash in on this guy because a lot of teams will be looking at his goal-scoring exploits.
“He’s got everything for me, for a centre forward. He can play on his own, I’m not sure how much he enjoys playing with a partner.
“When he’s alone and operating with two wide men, he really enjoys it. He enjoys dropping off and he’s so powerful – you can never take your eyes off him as he has some leap.”
While his comments won’t exactly endear him to the fans of his former side given he is saying they won’t keep their star man, he is completely spot on.
The record transfer fee that the Scottish Premiership outfit have ever received is the reported £10m fee they got for Alan Hutton from Tottenham Hotspur in 2008, and they are a club that can’t afford to reject significant offers even with the ambition they have shown by appointing Steven Gerrard as their manager and signing the likes of Jermain Defoe.
The form of Morelos and inflated transfer prices mean that they can attain a really good fee for the South American, and he will soon be attracting interest from teams in bigger leagues – if he isn’t already that is.