Steven Gerrard will sell “overweight” Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos next summer, according to former Hull and Aberdeen player Dean Windass.
Morelos, 24, has been out of sorts for the Light Blues this season with just three goals to his name in 13 Scottish Premiership appearances.
In his last league outing against Dundee United last week, the Colombia international was lucky to have avoided a red card for raising an arm up at United defender Mark Connolly.
He was retrospectively banned by the SFA but Morelos’ ill-discipline is something that has been a major concern in recent years.
Windass, who is the father of former Ger Josh Windass, claims Morelos is likely to be sold at the end of the season by Gerrard due to his lack of discipline and also to fund a move for a new striker to freshen up the attack at Ibrox.
“I didn’t think he’d be there this year, to be quite honest with you. He looks a little bit overweight for me,” Windass told FootballFanCast.
“I don’t know the kid, I don’t know him personally. Obviously, Josh 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.”
Morelos a big sale
Rangers’ finances are not exactly in a worrying state but it is clear that the club will need to start selling players in order to balance the books.
Earlier this week, managing director Stewart Robertson was quoted by the Daily Record as saying: “We need to start to move one or two players a year. And that is something we are really focussed on in the summer.”
We’d be amazed if Morelos isn’t someone who is shipped out next summer.
Morelos’ ability to get sent off used to be counter-balanced by his ability to find the back of the net.
While he hasn’t been shown a red card this season, that two-match ban he was handed after the win at Dundee United shows that he can still be a liability to the side.
You can accept his dark-side when he’s scoring goals but 2020 has been barren for the once-prolific Colombian and you get the feeling that he might feel as though his time at Ibrox is up more than anyone else.
Morelos has been a huge player for Rangers but it would be short-sighted to not think about which players will be sold to offset the losses next year.
Gerrard has plenty of high-value players in his squad but Morelos, at the moment, is the most expendable.
In other Rangers news, the Gers are set for a seven-figure loan.