Sky Sports pundit Davie Provan believes Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos’s poor discipline will cost him in terms of a big move to an English Premier League club.
The Colombian international’s latest indiscretion was a stamp on Ryan Porteous in the Light Blues’ 1-0 win against Hibs and, after being cited by the SFA, he faces a three-match ban.
Provan thinks Morelos’s inability to stay out of trouble means that ‘top six’ teams in England will stay away, with the likes of West Ham and Brighton more realistic options for the 24-year-old:
“I don’t think there’s any doubt he’s a top striker, I don’t think he would get a top-six team in England but he would get a Brighton, maybe even a West Ham or a club along those lines. But every manager will look at him and think, ‘Do I really need the trouble?’ There’s no doubt his disciplinary record has done nothing for his chances of getting a move to a bigger league.”
It’s unlikely that Morelos will be offloaded before the January transfer window closes but Provan does think that manager Steven Gerrard may actively look to sell the Colombian once the Premiership title is secured.
That seems to be purely speculative on the pundit’s part, but Director of Football Ross Wilson has previously confirmed they have promised the forward that he can leave if a good enough offer is made.