On Wednesday evening Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos showed his quality once again, scoring a brace in Dingwall.
The 23-year-old proved too hot to handle for the Ross County defenders bookending the Gers display with the first and fourth goals.
To open the scoring, he showed good striker’s instinct by delaying his run to stay onside, before arriving at the back post to tap home Sheyi Ojo’s low cross.
For his second goal, he had a little more work to do. Played in by Joe Aribo on the left side of the area, he acted quickly and rifled a first-time shot into the far corner. Job done.
This showing of quality on the domestic scene, came less than a week after he scored in the Europa League against Porto.
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Shortly after hitting the crossbar with a header, he was picked out by a Beckham-esque cross from Borna Barisic [Daily Record]. He’s been criticised by his detractors for failing to convert in big games, but he showed real bottle to control the ball under pressure and expertly dispatch it into the top corner.
That’s now ten goals in 11 European appearances this season and two in three group games [Transfermarkt]. He failed to net against Feyenoord yet still utterly dominated the Dutch side’s two centre-backs.
As the Premiership’s top scorer last season and a player who is lighting it up in Europe this time around, it’s clear to see that Morelos is a forward oozing with quality.
That’s why a future transfer fee of £20m is being so readily bandied about [Daily Record].
He’s also recently got himself back into the Colombian national team. This is the final stage where he has to prove himself.
El Bufalo still only has a handful of caps to his name and is yet to get off the mark for Los Cafeteros.
Until he does that, it’s probably too soon to legitimately refer to him as ‘world-class’.
Yet, given his age and stunning progression over recent seasons, it’s a status he is fully capable of reaching, and soon.
Earlier in the week, we took to our new YouTube channel to debate just how good the Rangers talisman really is.