PEDRO Caixinha believes Alfredo Morelos will one day command a sizeable transfer fee for Rangers after proving himself in Scottish football. The Colombian striker arrived at Ibrox in the summer for around £1 million after two years in Finland with HJK and has made a promising start to life at his new club.

His manager believes the 21-year-old has a natural “goalscorer’s instinct” and the attributes to become a significant player for Rangers before moving on to better things.

Caixinha said: “Alfredo is definitely a goalscorer. He showed that in Finland and already his goal ratio is good with us. He's a boy who has anger, desire and passion. He plays for the team and he's a winner.

“Alfredo will have an important role for us even when we don't have the ball. He's the first one to put pressure on the opponent and make it hard work for the centre-backs. He runs the whole defensive line.

“Goalscorers have to have instinct. In Portugal we used to talk about a Brazilian striker called Mirandinha. This guy would shoot on goal from wherever he was. Every time he received the ball, he'd have a shot. So we call Alfredo Mirandinha.

“The other one is Shooter because he's always shooting on goal. He likes to be in contact with the ball and be on the end of scoring chances. He wants to score goals.

“He'll definitely be worth a lot more money in a few years than we paid for him. With his age and what he's doing with his passion and desire, yes definitely. nBut we need to give him time because he's only a young boy. He's 21 and so far he's looked very good.”

Morelos revealed his determination to prove himself in Scotland following an early conversation with his new manager.

“When he first came here I had a one-on-one interview with him,” added Caixinha. “He told me wants more and he's willing to fight for more. That's very good to have that ambition.

“It says a lot about his character that he moved from Colombia to Finland, which is a big change. When there is a challenge against a defender, he's not the type of guy to take a kick and immediately the defender knows he has him in his pocket. Alfredo will keep fighting. And that's important in Scottish football.

“Normally here, if the winger or striker doesn't have that character, everyone knows if you kick them the first time they'll be out of the game. But Alfredo won't be out of the game if that happens.

“He knows you need to be a special type of character to perform at Ibrox. But he's showing that already. He's definitely a boy for the future. It's important we have players with quality but also with this character, he knows what it means to play here.”

Caixinha, meanwhile, has also left the door open for Joe Dodoo to force his way into his plans. The former Leicester forward hasn’t featured this summer and will likely move before the window closes but his manager isn’t ruling anything out.

“Joe is still with us and he's training with the group,” added Caixinha. “He's spent a lot of time injured especially in the period when we had the friendly games. But he's back now and he's getting his levels. We'll see where the market leads us.

“I've told him he still has a chance here. I've said to him that it's more up to him than me. He's back with us and he has to fight for his position and an opportunity.”