RANGERS legend Ally McCoist believes his old club have no choice but to sell Alfredo Morelos - if the Colombian has his eyes set on a move away from Glasgow.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away to Lille this summer, with some media outlets suggesting that personal terms have been agreed.

McCoist admits he is Morelos' "biggest fan", but he has urged Steven Gerrard to sell up if the striker has expressed his desire to leave.  

Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: "I'm Morelos' biggest fan and I was up at Aberdeen watching the game at the weekend and he was okay, he did fine, he didn't look to be firing on all cylinders.

"But I think particularly now and I include Celtic in this. If an offer comes in for either Edouard or Morelos it's very, very difficult for those clubs to knock it back.

"Because they have no doubt slipped behind in the financial race, particularly with teams down south and survival is of paramount importance.

"So I understand the importance of the season for everybody up here but at the same time business will overrule the lot and I totally understand.

"Morelos is key to Rangers moving forward this season but the most important thing is, if you do sell him, you get a good price for him and more importantly from the fans' point of view, you have to replace his goals."

He added: "I know as a manager or coach you have to show strength and show discipline but we spoke about it last week with [Alexis] Sanchez coming back into a dressing room at Manchester United.

"You don't want somebody there that doesn't want to be there. It's simple. Because it's not a good vibe for the rest of the playing staff. You need everybody to be singing from the same hymn sheet.

"So in that respect, I don't think that would have been a good move and I think Morelos will move if the offer is acceptable to Rangers."