Neil McCann claims that Alfredo Morelos is worth about the same amount of money that Kieran Tierney was for Celtic and the Glasgow club should not accept anything less.

The former Rangers winger stated that Rangers should not sell their goalscoring hero, who has netted 20 goals in all competitions this season so far, for less than £25 million.

The 23-year-old scored twice in the Gers 3-0 Betfred Cup semi final win over Hearts at the weekend, and McCann believes he could be the difference between winning or losing against Celtic in December.

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He said: “The manager will put up a healthy fight, that’s for sure.

“I can’t see for the life of me the board entertaining Morelos going unless it was stupid money.

“I mean, it would have to be crazy cash - £25 million plus, maybe, Kieran Tierney money.

“You see guys moving down south readily from the Championship for that type of money.

“When you look at Morelos, he is a fantastic goal scorer and has so much so offer, powerful.

“To Rangers, is he worth more if they were offered £25 million?

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“I think Steven Gerrard would argue yes, because I think they have a real genuine opportunity of wining the Premiership this season.

“I’m pretty sure he would argue if you sell Morelos in January then you throw away the chance of getting that trophy.

“If Rangers were to win the cup final then it would send a tangible message out to Celtic that they are here for real, they’re serious contenders for the league title and then when the Scottish Cup gets up and running. That could be the catalyst they’re looking for.”