Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has tested positive for coronavirus as he prepares for two World Cup qualifiers with Colombia.
The Lowdown: Morelos away on international duty
With the club season now over, Rangers players have departed to all corners of the globe as they aim to help their relative international teams over the summer.
Morelos had been selected to represent his country against Peru and Argentina in World Cup qualifiers ahead of the Copa America.
The Latest: Positive virus test
However, the 24-year-old has been dealt a significant blow after testing positive for the virus (via Glasgow Times).
He is now self-isolating as a result and will therefore miss both of his national team’s upcoming clashes, having already joined up with the squad as they seek to atone for a poor start in the CONMEBOL qualifying section.
The Verdict: A rest
On the face of it, this will be terrible news for Morelos. Having travelled to South America, he will have been eager to represent his country whenever he can. He will now miss the two games, and his participation in the Copa America could therefore be under threat.
Does Morelos need a break?
However, this has been another gruelling season for the £10.8m-valued star (Transfermarkt). He made 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring 17 goals (Transfermarkt) as he helped his side win the Premiership and playing a regular role as the season progressed. While he may not think it himself now, a small rest could be the best thing for him in terms of his club involvement over the coming months.
In other news, some Rangers fans don’t want the club to sign this striker.
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