Has one simple gesture at Ibrox changed £15M transfer?


Following English transfer deadline day, one player, more than most, as usual, was heavily linked to a switch down south.

Indeed, West Brom were reported to have had a £12M bid rejected for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, and that evening his performance in Denmark was that of a player energised and ready to do damage.

And damage he did, with a fine goal to set the evening’s action off to the liveliest start.

And yesterday, tellingly, not only did he use his brief substitute’s cameo in the most venomous way with a stunning brace late on, but his celebration, in the case of both goals, was equally revealing.

We’re not fans on Ibrox Noise of these modern ‘emotes’ and internet symbols being brought into the ‘real world’, but when Alfredo Morelos does the heart symbol not once but twice, the Colombian is speaking directly to the supporters.

Yes, he’s done that one before, but this was two and they were concerted, and deliberate. It’s a cheesy gesture of course, and not one we thrive on watching, but for the person doing it, it’s a message of affection and happiness.

And for Morelos to send that signal out not only twice yesterday but after his goal in Denmark too does suggest something quite dramatic has happened:

Has Alfredo Morelos decided he’s actually happy at Ibrox now and is content to stay?

He looks it, if we’re honest, and his performances in the past two matches have been prolific. For the striker to open the scoring in Denmark with such a brilliant finish then follow it up with another two in Glasgow with a message of affection to the support each time as well, it speaks volumes.

Yes, he has been doing this celebration most of the season (didn’t do it in Gibraltar) but for him to continue to do it yesterday despite being benched seems to show a side of him content now to both remain at Ibrox and to not necessarily be a guaranteed starter for now.

We’ve been very very critical of Morelos down the years at times, while always being fair and praising his excellent displays – and he’s produced many of those – but the attitude has historically been his Achilles heel. Well, the past two performances have shown an upgrade here, and if he keeps this up, he will finally grow into the complete striker he’s close to being.

And that would be a hell of a coup for Rangers.


  1. The press had him linked with every team in Europe but no bids it will be the same next window and your still going on about it are you no getting fed up even thinking about it

    • Bids or not i dont give a fuck hes staying at The mighty Rangers to bang the goals in,cant wait for septic


  2. IN … if they don't put their name to a post don't publish it … just saying … and it's possibly Timothy.

    • Hello Neil, thanks to a glitch in our comments system, 'unknown' is not because of anonymity, it's because the username got erased in that case. It's not deliberate on the poster's part. We've been trying to remedy this for a while to no avail.

  3. Alfredo could easily make a transfer happen with a request and spitting out the dummy. He is starting to show a much better temperament on the park but he has always been respectful to the club and fans. He has now signed 3 contracts i believe which leaves us in a great position for knocking back bids. If he really wanted to go he could but i get the feeling he wants to be a successful footballer and will only leave if the club gives him a chance to showcase his skills in a more respected league. He wants to have a successful international career and we have opened that door for him which he might not have got in Finland. He is a massive financial asset to us and if he stays on the park and continues his form we could be in a for a gamechanging transfer fee.

  4. He could be our gem our heart of wttack selling him would be a dirk van dyke from liverpool when they signed him for alot of cash from celtic and look at what hes worth now millions 10s of millions keep him get him better make more money from him punt him on have pkenty of cash to play with next transfer or pay of some debt buy another few million player and make more from him money making

  5. Was never a fan of Morelos and he did cost us many points last season. I said at the time if he wasn't sold bring him on as a sub and got slated for it. Well he certainly changed things around by the looks of it and if he continues in this form ie staying on the pitch and scoring he is more than welcome and hopefully realise his ambition and raise a few million for the club.

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