Charlie Nicholas says Rangers will fail to stop Celtic winning 10-in-a-row unless they SELL Alfredo Morelos.

Morelos' goal tally at Ibrox is as impressive as they come with the Colombian netting 78 goals since joining in 2017. On the other side of that coin, though, the hitman has also been sent-off seven times and subsequently missed a number of vital matches in the title race.

Nicholas believes Gers should cash-in on their star man - whose deal runs out in 2023 - and use any incoming cash to improve their squad as a whole. That or risk losing out on the league this season and next as the Hoops continue to run roughshod over the Premiership.

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"This season's title race is over - and Celtic will go on to secure the Holy Grail of 10-in-a-row unless Rangers sell Alfredo Morelos," Nicholas said in his Daily Express column. "Steven Gerrard is not going anywhere. He will still be in the Ibrox dugout next season and will be ready to take up the fight again.

"But he has a big job on his hands and the Light Blues must cash in on Morelos and use the money to strengthen their team. If Rangers are offered £20million for the Colombian they should accept it.

"It will be difficult for the club to find a better all-round striker than Morelos unless they are prepared to cough up £10m or £12m but they can get someone who will score just as many goals, but without the disciplinary baggage. The 23-year-old needs to play with an edge but I am not convinced Rangers need that because he is missing too many key games for them."

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Nicholas also reckons Rangers would be able to replace El Bufalo with little fuss. He added: "Any decent striker in that Rangers team should be looking to score at least 20 goals a season, easy. That's why Morelos can be replaced without too much hassle, even with a loan signing. Rangers need money and Gerrard needs to progress his team.

"I don't see how Morelos staying improves Rangers or the mentality of the club. A lot of clubs down south would be seriously interested in him."