Rangers legend Ally McCoist has told the Daily Record that Alfredo Morelos is scuppering his plans of a big move with his ill-discipline.
The Colombian striker has been sent off five times this season for the Light Blues.
Steven Gerrard’s star man has netted 29 goals this season, indicating no issue at all with his ability.
Five red cards is more than the amount at the entire 2018 World Cup last summer, highlighting a genuine problem with the 22-year-old.
McCoist believes is could cost him the chance to play for a top European club.
He told the Daily Record: “Clearly he has let himself down and the team down too with his disciplinary record. Getting sent off five times in one season just isn’t good enough.
“This could be the player of the year we’re talking about so it’s a dilemma.
“The fact of the matter is that one or two clubs will have been put off now by his disciplinary record and his value might well have dropped a bit.”
McCoist has got this spot on. Morelos is a fantastic player but his feisty personality is in danger of hampering his career.
Gerrard has spoken previously about being fond of the player. Well, he will be even fonder of him if he can have Morelos playing on a regular basis and not sat in the stands suspended.
Something has to give somewhere and there will come a point where Gerrard can do no more.
If the Colombian doesn’t curb his enthusiasm then the club may be forced into a sale.
Given his goalscoring ability, it is a challenge for Rangers though. Do they stick by a player who is such a loose cannon or do they try and offload him?
On the basis that he is capable of scoring a bag load of goal in the SPL, Rangers supporters will probably love the fact that fewer teams will be in the running to sign him.
A few clubs might well have dropped out of the running for Morelos, as per McCoist.
It seems certain that the conundrum on how best to manage the lively talisman will rumble on.