Alfredo Morelos has been a key goal scorer for Rangers during the past two seasons but there’s a big chance that he might be on his way out of the club this summer.
A number of top European clubs have shown interest in signing him and Steven Gerrard has also hinted that the right price might force them to give the green light to the transfer.
But the manager has also added that he will only sell Alfredo Morelos if he has enough time to bring in a replacement indicating to the fact that the Colombian is a very integral part of plans for the 2019-20 season.
But former Gers Andy Gray has adviced Gerrard to sell off Alfredo Morelos due to the fact that the centre-forward is very unreliable.
The pundit told Record Sport: “I’m not a fan of Morelos. He’s unreliable in big games. He’s not done enough against the likes of Celtic – he hasn’t even scored against them yet.
“So I’m not a big fan at all but I do understand Steven has got a guy here who scored more than 30 goals last season.
“If it was as simple as replacing him with another guy who will score 30 plus next season then I’d definitely get rid. If someone comes in for him with £15m then Rangers would be foolish not to sell him and try to use the money to bring in that replacement.
“Or, if you could tell me Jermain is going to be fit for the whole season, I would say, ‘Sell Morelos, get the money in and make the group better’.
“But you have to remember there’s 30 goals to replace if he’s sold and it’s Steven’s job to balance that. If he feels he can get those goals from other areas then he’ll be tempted to sell.
“Put it this way, when Morelos was suspended at the end of last season he wasn’t missed that much. It was good for the other boys not to have to be so reliant on him.
Yes, he does well but if he’s going to cost us as much as he gives us then it leaves Steven with a big decision to make. If nobody wants to pay the money then fine. He’ll have to contribute this season and hopefully, he’ll have learned from his mistakes but I’m not so sure.
“Steven has to balance it up and as a manager, he can’t make his decisions based on emotion. As a player, you live half your life on emotions. But as a coach, you need to make more rational decisions. If it was me being all emotional I’d punt him tomorrow and say, ‘Thanks very much, see you later’.
“But that might not be the best solution for Rangers right now. Stevie has to do what’s right for Rangers.
“I’ve played under coaches who didn’t like certain guys inside the dressing room but they still played them because they were important to the team. So you have to put personal feelings to one side.
“But Steven would admit he let him off a little too lightly last year. If Alfredo Morelos stays and he still gives the manager problems again then I would expect Steven to really clamp down on him. Big time.”