Alfredo Morelos is finished at Rangers after Michael Beale comments

Alfredo Morelos is finished at Rangers after Michael Beale comments
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after scoring the team's first goal during the Viaplay Cup Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on February 26, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If one thing has been made patently clear over the past two matches, it’s that Rangers will not miss Alfredo Morelos.

We’re absolutely, unequivocally done with the Colombian – he simply isn’t interested any more, and will leave with our blessing this summer.

His rather meek performance v Celtic summed him up these days, while Antonio Colak’s endeavours v Kilmarnock definitely did not go unnoticed.

Alfredo Morelos has used up every ounce of goodwill he has with Rangers fans, bar the rare exceptions who will back him even if he urinates on the club crest and snogs Stavros, and his expiring contract is merciful relief to those of us absolutely sick of the Morelos circus that has dominated Rangers since January 2018, and his first window of babbling about wanting to play in the Premier League.

See, Antonio actually, 100% wants to be at Rangers – he’s been absolutely exceptional for us, and when fed chances he nails assists, goals, and everything we need from our Rangers striker. His performance yesterday got a lot of praise from his manager, and while we take seriously very little Michael Beale actually says, it was nice to hear from him anyway:

“Yeah, listen, when you come into the club, he was the top goalscorer I think. At the time he was right up there in the league as well and he’s been missing for, you know, fully fit Tony has been missing for a long time. He’s been injured for seven or eight weeks and then he’s been trying to find his fitness. He’s had a couple of knocks outside so it’s not been ideal for him, but the last couple of weeks I’ve seen a different boy just in how he is around the training ground, his fitness, his energy, his personality and I thought he brought that in his performance. I was absolutely delighted with him. We need that energy from our no.9 position. We need that energy across the pitch. But I thought today he was really bright in the game and the only thing he hasn’t done is score.”

This appears to be a strong hint that Colak might just be number one again, and that’s the way it should be. Beale surely, logically must see Morelos’ heart is not in it, that he’s just not going to give what Rangers need and he’s going to leave this summer.

Colak couldn’t be happier to be here, and while the last four months for him were horrible, it might just have turned round at last.

He’s the best striker in Scotland bar none, and we really hope this is the resumption of the Colak era at Ibrox.

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