By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

8th May, 2023 | 7:15am

Everton transfer news: Sky Sports pundit shares why Alfredo Morelos to Goodison Park is now 'smart shout' amid confirmed Rangers exit

We’re delighted to welcome former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as our exclusive columnist. Each week the former Toffees captain will be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Goodison Park…

Everton signing Alfredo Morelos is a “smart shout” because the exit-bound Rangers striker will want to prove himself and the fans will enjoy how he plays, says Kevin Campbell.

The Colombian’s time at Ibrox is coming to an end this summer when his contract expires, with Michael Beale confirming on Sunday that he is “moving on” from the club [via Daily Record, 7 May].

He has been linked to a Goodison move [TEAMtalk, 4 April] and was pictured wearing an Everton shirt in his home country during the previous international break [Karina Ruiz via TikTok, 24 March], so former Toffees striker Campbell can see a lot of sense in a deal.

The Sky Sports pundit spoke exclusively to Goodison News and said: “I think Morelos is a good player, he’s got the type of game that the Goodison crowd would like. There’s an edge to him.

“The key is can you create opportunities for him? If you can then he looks like he could take chances.

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“That one might be a little bit more of a longer shot, but someone like him it’s going to be difficult to just go to anywhere. 

“That might be a smart shout to be honest, it might just be a smart shout because he likes to prove himself and he’s got that edge.”

Everton need a new striker and Morelos needs a new team, and being pictured wearing the shirt of another team when you have a move coming up is only going to increase speculation of a personal preference.

The Colombian has scored 124 Rangers goals in the past six seasons, but is leaving under somewhat of a cloud at the end of a disappointing campaign for the Glasgow giants, and has divided opinion in Scotland at times.

But leaving the SPFL with a point to prove could be his next destination’s gain, and the scrapping style the 26-year-old brings is something that hasn’t been replaced in attack since the departure of Richarlison, so for the right price, and crucially in the right division next year, it could be a match made in heaven.