Yesterday we discussed a bit of the nightmare Ryan Kent is suffering in Turkey, and today in the press there is of course now some focus on fellow contract rebel Alfredo Morelos, whose career has died even harder than Kent’s.
Long story short, he was in exile from everyone for basically 3 months, before Santos in a dead end league offered him a modest contract (don’t believe the claims about high pay) which he accepted because no one else was interested.
He made that move, and played barely twice, for a grand total of 71 minutes, before being ruled out for the season with a muscle injury, with a clause in his deal which says if they get relegated, he leaves for free.
They will be relegated and he will be a free agent again.
Unfortunately, Alfredo Morelos only has himself to blame – his attitude for 90% of his Rangers career was self-centred deplorable nonsense, barely ever praising the club and fans, and always talking about his own prospects and his ambitions to play in England.
It was the Morelos show, and while we absolutely are not petty to actually enjoy his appalling plight post-Rangers, we cannot really sympathise with him either because he utterly reaped what he sowed.
He’s basically finished as a footballer. Rangers was his peak – while in Finland he tore that league up but it’s a terrible terrible league of incredibly low standard – at Ibrox he ‘fake’ broke a European scoring record but as we’ve said many times, he effectively cheated and Ally McCoist still holds it.
And while there was that one Euro season in 19/20 where he seemed to have the world at his feet, Morelos was never half the hitman domestically that even Antonio Colak was, and he was booted out first chance The Mick got.
Morelos is a sad case of a player whose ego and attitude were ugly, and he’s paying for that now at just 27 ending up a washed-up broken player in a dead end league with a nothing club and out for the season.
Can he turn this around?
Sadly we can’t see it – no one wanted him as a free agent on his Rangers exit in fairly good condition, even less will want him now broken as a failure in Brazil.
We are human. We are not revelling in this – it actually reflects badly on our club that our overall star player of the past 6 years has been a disaster on exiting and no one wants him.
But he planted the seeds himself.
We cannot see light at the end of his tunnel at all.