For many Rangers fans, the prospect of losing Alfredo Morelos any time soon is too daunting and too frightening a prospect to even entertain.
The South American has endeared himself hugely to the Ibrox faithful to the tune of 27 goals in all competitions so far this season, as per Transfermarkt, and you wouldn’t bet against him continuing his hot streak when he returns from the suspension he is currently serving.
But naturally, that kind of output is attracting attention, with Football Insider reporting that Everton have set their sights on the 23-year-old.
And according to Alan Hutton, their pursuit could end up being a successful one if the price is right.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “Yes he is unproven in the Premier League, but he has scored goals in Europe regularly as well as the league in Scotland.
“So he has got a good pedigree, it doesn’t surprise me, he’s scored that much so I think there will be a lot of teams interested in him
“I don’t think Rangers will want to sell him as he’s a key part of the team.
“But you know how it is, depending on the figure we’re talking, it could be difficult to say no.”
With a goal every 82 minutes in all competitions so far this term, as per Transfermarkt, El Bufalo is far and away the most potent threat that Steven Gerrard’s men have, and if we’re serious about closing that gap on Celtic at the top of the Premiership, then it’s imperative that he is kept around.
The word is that the Gers wouldn’t sell him for anything less than an astronomical fee, as per Football Insider, and while that is all well and good, it begs the question, what if somebody is willing to pay it?
Even if the Light Blues can rake in a huge fee for their star man, who could possibly be brought in to replace his considerable output? It’s not an easy puzzle to solve, and it’s hopefully one that won’t become a reality any time soon.