Manchester United is reportedly prepared to pay £30million to signal 16-year-old Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham – and it ought to see Rangers massively increase their asking price for talisman Alfredo Morelos.

Based on Sky Sports, the Old Trafford giants are ready to cough up the eye-watering amount for the adolescent – despite having only played 26 professional games.

With Morelos being constantly linked with moves away from Rangers and the Colombian making no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League, Rangers might also benefit from the reckless spending south of the border.

The Gers have stated in the past they need a comparable fee to the £20million recouped by Celtic when they offered Moussa Dembele but with untried children playing second-tier soccer going for £10million greater than that than Morelos is undervalued.

He’s a whole Colombian global, is now the top goalscorer at the Europa League appropriate, and has scored more European goals in one season than any other player to have played in Scottish football.

But he is somehow worth much less than a child who has played games in his entire career than Morelos has since July?

Bellingham will probably go on to get a fantastic career but there is just as much prospect of Morelos continuing to do what he has done in Scotland over the past couple of seasons – regardless of where he’s plying his trade.

If Bellingham’s Old Trafford move does happen – and it looks like it probably will – then Rangers ought to be studying trebling what they need for Morelos now.