Ahead of Glasgow Rangers’ Europa League clash against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday, when they will need to overturn a 3-1 deficit in Germany, the tournament’s official Twitter account @EuropaLeague posted a compilation of goals from ‘Gers striker Alfredo Morelos.
🔵 Alfredo Morelos in this season's competition:
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) August 3, 2020
The Colombian is the joint-leading scorer in the competition proper, with six goals to his name since the beginning of the group stage last September. Those included a double away to Feyenoord and the goal against Young Boys at Ibrox which ultimately took Steven Gerrard’s men into the knockout stages.
When the qualifying rounds are included, Morelos has hit 14 goals altogether in the Light Blues’ Europa League campaign in 2019/20. The first of those came 13 months ago in the first round of qualifying against St Joseph’s of Gibraltar. [via TransferMarkt]
Can Morelos fire Rangers to victory against Bayer Leverkusen?
One year on, substantial transfer speculation surrounds the 24-year-old, who has been strongly linked with a prospective £17m move to Lille (as per Football Insider), while he has only scored one goal so far in an albeit pandemic-affected 2020.
Despite his loss of form, many ‘Gers fans still championed Morelos in reacting to UEFA’s footage ahead of Thursday’s clash against Bayer Leverkusen:
Please stay https://t.co/jKOc6qXlkv
— M (@RoyalBlue1872) August 3, 2020
— AK47 (@wmaker47) August 3, 2020
Superb lad https://t.co/anCq4ENuKe
— Andy H (@Haigs_Dimple) August 4, 2020
Cheers, just added 10 million onto his price tag 👍🏼
— Fazman (@Faz_50) August 3, 2020
Brilliant player. Will only get better.
— Levi Stubbs (@levi_stubbs) August 3, 2020
Euro nights are back qnd its all about 1 wee Colombian https://t.co/f00yuMT1Zw
— St3vie3 (@St3vie31) August 3, 2020
‘Gers fans, how crucial is it that Morelos stays? Can he rediscover the form which made him so lethal in 2019? Comment below with your views!
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