Employee of Morelos foundation responds when asked if striker wants to leave Rangers
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'Not having a good time' - Employee addresses Morelos' Rangers future

An employee of the Alfredo Morelos foundation, Karina Isa Ruiz, has addressed a question Twitter regarding the player’s future at Rangers.

Morelos is contracted to the club until 2023 but was the subject of plenty of transfer speculation during the January window.

There was speculation over Morelos’ future after his goalscoring exploits for Rangers over the first half of the season. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

He netted 28 goals in 35 appearances before the winter break but has just one in 11 since, prompting fans to question if something is awry.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

Within that context, an employee of the player’s charity foundation in Columbia, Karina Isa Ruiz, who is active on social media in showing support for both Morelos and the club, has given an update on his current state of mind.

Ruiz posted on Twitter on Saturday morning to confirm she had made it back home safely after a trip to Europe, which was seemingly curtailed by coronavirus fears.

When a fan commented underneath asking if El Bufalo wanted to leave the club, she replied: “He loves Rangers very much but he is not having a good time”

https://twitter.com/karinarb27/status/1238710851323990016

Verdict

This is something of a cryptic response from the Foundation employee which doesn’t explicitly say that Morelos either wants to stay or to leave.

She’s made it clear he feels a great affinity with the club, but it seems things are not as rosy as they once were.

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where it’s gone wrong for Morelos in 2020, but a combination of factors may be in play.

He missed the first three games of the second half of the campaign through suspension, before picking up a minor calf problem in training, meaning he was perhaps not fully fit when he returned to action.

Morelos was sent off for two bookable offences by referee, Kevin Clancy, in the last derby. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He was also subject to prolonged media scrutiny in the wake of his red card in the closing stages of December’s Old Firm win, which can’t have made things easy off the field.

Then, there was an apparent family matter to attend to in Columbia, a trip from which he returned late and was subsequently disciplined by the club.

Now, he faces the prospect of weeks without any football or collective training, as measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus kick in.

In sum, then, there have been plenty of trials and tribulations for Morelos in 2020, but perhaps the break will take the pressure off and allow off-field issues to settle before he returns to action in Light Blue.


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