Alfredo Morelos has just given his biggest indicator yet that he is staying at Ibrox beyond even Summer after the Colombian patted the Rangers badge for the first time since joining in 2017.
His commitment to Rangers has always been a topic of contention, ever since his soundbites about ambitions for the EPL dominated his media quotes from as early as January 2018, but with his comments on Thursday about being proud to wear the Rangers shift, today Alfredo Morelos went another one better by thumping the badge at Fir Park.
In itself it wouldn’t normally mean an awful lot – we’ve seen badge-kissers and thumpers a-plenty at Ibrox, players who swore blood to the shirt, and still left anyway, but Morelos’ utter reluctance to get involved with such emotional and psychological commitment to the club was at least honest that he didn’t see his future at Ibrox.
Now, with his recent quotes and today’s strong and powerful gesture of devotion to the shirt, on top of his recent life changing developments, there are strong hints that the player is now truly content at Ibrox and doesn’t see an immediate need to jump ship to an English club.
It seems Rangers’ stunning achievements in the UEL plus genuine contention to win the SPL have shown Morelos he doesn’t need more than us – and if today’s gesture was anything to go by, anyone who wants to sign Morelos will have to be a massive massive club and have massive, massive pockets.
Only a crazy offer from a top 6 club in England will make Morelos consider leaving. And even then, maybe not.