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Rangers were right to turn down Bordeaux’s £3.75 million bid for ‘little gem’ Alfredo Morelos, says Hugh MacDonald.

The Ibrox side threw out an offer for the 22-year-old Columbian ahead of last week’s Europa League clash against Maribor.

Former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, who manages the Ligue 1 outfit, is keen to sign the Rangers forward.

But Hugh insists Gers boss Steven Gerrard is right to hold onto the striker despite growing interest in his star man.

Hugh said: “Bordeaux are talking just shy of £4 million for Alfredo Morelos.

“But what would Rangers get with that money to replace Morelos because in the present market that gets you half of Martin Waghorn.”

He added: “I think he’s a little gem that could be shone and he’s better than what people seem to think.”

Morelos, who made the switch from HJK Helsinki to Glasgow in a £1 million move, was the second top scorer in the SPFL last season.