Kris Boyd feels that Rangers can’t sell vital striker Alfredo Morelos even for £50million in January.
The Colombian centre-forward has scored 21 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions this season and has been in remarkable form.
He scored and assisted in the 2-0 win over Porto on Thursday night in the Europa League group stages.
Boyd is particular impressed with how the 23-year-old has changed his game around this campaign in terms of his behaviour.
The South American striker has built up a reputation in Scotland for losing his temper and moments of madness, but he appears to have cut that out from his game this campaign and is channelling his aggression.
“He’s now so important to Rangers that I don’t think they could sell him in January even if a bid of £50million came in,” Boyd told the Scottish Sun.
“Listen, that’s not going to happen, but you cannot underplay how vital he is to Gerrard’s team. For me, if they want to have a proper go at stopping nine in a row — which they clearly do — they couldn’t sell him at any price.
“You also have to applaud Morelos for the way he’s changed this season and lost that immature, petulant side of his game, which was making him miss big games. He deserved all the criticism he got for that. He was a liability.”
There is no doubt that Morelos is destined to play at a higher level than Scotland, but right now he’s thriving in the Europa League with Rangers and developing extremely well under manager Steven Gerrard.
He’s a goal machine that can score all types of goals around the box and it would be no surprise if Premier League clubs are lurking for him.
But the Scottish giants definitely need him if they are to genuinely challenge Celtic for the title this campaign and stick with them throughout the year.