West Ham should be on a state of red alert following revelations by Paul Robinson over the future of Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
The former England no. 1 discussed the prospect of the Colombian striker playing in the Premier League, claiming it is the player’s ‘dream’ to appear in the highest echelon of English football.
Morelos has impressed in Scotland this season in Rangers’ unassailable title charge with seven goals and eight assists in 11 appearances to his name across all competitions.
Robinson subsequently tipped Morelos for a move south [via Football Insider]:
“It is not a secret – Premier League clubs have been looking at him and I think West Ham will be keeping an eye on him,” he claimed.
“It is a move that Morelos will have to weigh up. If Rangers financially reward him and offer him Premier League level wages then he may stay.
“Do you want to play in the Premier League with West Ham or do you want to win more trophies at Rangers. Steven Gerrard is building something special there and I think it is going to be a really exciting club to be a part of over the next few years.
“I think only one of the big teams could turn his head and persuade him to come south of the border.”
With just one out-and-out striker in Michail Antonio, Morelos’ young age and proven track record of success renders him a worthy option for the Irons.
At 24 years of age, he is not without experience and is well-noted for his combative, physical approach that suits Moyes’ hard-working ethos.