Going into this season, if you suggested that Alfredo Morelos would have more goals than Ronaldo and be closing in on Lionel Messi, you would have been dismissed.
After all, those are two greats of the game.
Morelos also only scored 14 goals in 35 SPL matches last season.

The Colombian wasn’t always as clinical last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Yet, he’s been a revelation this time around.

His four goal salvo on Wednesday evening was really something to behold. Two relative tap-ins, followed by two supreme finishes.
Those strikes took him to 27 in all competitions.
In doing so, he moved well clear of anyone else in Scotland.
Not only that, but he is also clear of some of the most celebrated strikers in Europe.

Cristiano Ronaldo, has trailed in his wake for some time.
Ronaldo has 21 in all competitions since joining Juventus. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
He has now surpassed PSG wonder kid, and World Cup winner, Kylian Mbappe (26), too.
Now, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner is within touching distance.

Lionel Messi spent a period on the sidelines earlier this season, but he still has 30 goals spread across La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey.
He shows no sign of slowing down despite reaching his 30s. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Morelos has played seven more club matches, but it’s still remarkable that he’s so close to arguably the greatest of all time.
Clearly, there’s a considerable gulf in standard in terms of the competitions the two players are competing in.

Nonetheless, El Buffalo isn’t doing too bad, considering he’s rated at £2.70m by Tranfermarkt, while Messi’s value is a whopping £144m
Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Scottish Premiership

Close