Alfredo Morelos certainly divides opinion amongst Rangers fans. Indeed, the Colombian marksman has proved prolific on his day and reported interest over the course of the summer led the Gers to reward him with a new contract, though he doesn’t always look convincing.
The 22-year-old has suffered a number of high profile misses during his year and a bit in Glasgow thus far, including the famous sitter against Celtic. Clearly, the ‘El Buffalo’ as he affectionally known shouldn’t be defined by those gaffes – his record of 24 goals in 56 games thus far proves that – though he did fail to finish another easy chance while away with the Colombian national team.
However, despite his miss for La Tricolor, it seems Morelos still has the backing of his countrymen. Indeed, Radamel Falcao, the nation’s record goalscorer, actually backed the Rangers man to star for the South Americans for years to come.
“When you look at attitude he has and commitment he shows, he’s ready to get to the top. He could be a big player for Colombia for years to come”, he said with quotes sourced by the Daily Record.
“I liked his work rate and he’s willing to learn. There’s a lot to like when you look at the kids coming though.
“He’s already playing for his country at such a young age and it’s clear he will be a regular for years to come.”
As you can imagine, this prompted quite the reaction online. Here’s a closer look at it.
So Falcao sees the potential in Morelos and says he’s going to be a star, what a surprise that one of the best strikers to come out of Colombia has a different opinion to the absolute mongos in our support
— Ryan (@ryanlamb94) September 10, 2018
The anger and bitterness of so many on here cus a player of Falcao’s stature said anything remotely positive about Morelos is beautiful to see, the same folk who had the Columbia flag in their bio just a few months ago
— Stuart Thomson (@StuartThomson9) September 10, 2018
Falcao tipping Morelos to reach the very top. Sure the Rangers fans who look for any opportunity to criticise Alfredo won't care about a world class striker's opinion though.
— Ewan McQueen (@ewanmcqueen_91) September 10, 2018
Not listening to a world class striker when I can listen to Declan fae coatbrig !!
— William Milroy (@themongoose15) September 10, 2018
“Alfredo Morelos is going to be a star for us. When you look at attitude he has and commitment he shows, he’s ready to get to the top"
Obviously Declan from Shettleston will say he knows better but.
— Simon (@simon1872) September 10, 2018
They deserve Kevin Kyle.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) September 10, 2018
So Radamel Falcao apparently praised Alfredo Morelos and said: "He could be a big player for Colombia for years to come."
But nah, the critics were right. Rangers should have taken the £2m and brought in Louis Moult.
— Blair Newman (@TheBlairNewman) September 10, 2018
Morelos will be a top player with more time. The progression he’s making at Rangers will only get better and better playing alongside the likes of Falcao https://t.co/iM9eQTzLJP
— McKee (@CMcKee_97) September 10, 2018