Michael Beale has given the first official address on Alfredo Morelos’ transfer to Sevilla by admitting he hasn’t talked to the Colombian about it and his situation is ‘different’ to everyone else’s.
The former HJK striker has been at the centre of a tonne of speculation since January 2018 when he first started speaking of his ambition to play in England’s Premier League, something he continued to express over the coming years, which has led to relentless rumours and talk of bids.
But this one finally appears to be the end for Morelos at Ibrox, and we doubt there’ll be much of a goodbye at all – the hitman has been aching for his move to a better league for many years, and while we don’t have issue at all with our players wanting to achieve their ambitions, Morelos’ vocal nature of repeatedly referring to it undermined Rangers and caused a lot of division in the support over him.
Rangers manager Beale was properly asked about it for the first time:
So while not quite ‘he’s gone’ it’s pretty close to it. Beale further suggested he wasn’t sure a move was completed but if it was he’d discuss/deal with it in the coming days.
The reality is this move is done and dusted, and Morelos is now playing his notice at Ibrox – what is essential is to bring in a new hitman this summer, competition for new number one choice Antonio Colak, who will need someone to bounce off.
Morelos’ mood at present was certainly noticeable v Hibs when he ignored the man he was replacing, and on the bench v Raith when he paid no heed to Jon McLaughlin in the subs’ area.
So there’s just a case of inevitability now, the Colombian playing out his time at Ibrox before finally getting his move to a better league.
Do we wish him well? Not really that interested, to tell the truth.