Former Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos could be on the move again in January with the striker’s agent suggesting that his stay at Santos may be a short-lived one. 

When joining the Brazilian giants on a free transfer last week, Rangers’ 2020/21 Scottish Premiership-winning frontman insisted that his Ibrox departure was less a ‘goodbye’ and more a ‘see you later’. 

Released rather unceremoniously upon the expiry of his contract in July, Alfredo Morelos obviously feels that he has unfinished business in Glasgow. You could say the same about talks that would have seen the Colombia international move to Russia instead, Morelos’ representative suggesting that discussions with interested RPL sides may be revisited in the New Year, only a few months after signing a two-year deal at Santos.

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Former Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos could move again

“Alfredo will definitely not move to any RPL club in this (summer) transfer window. Everything takes too long. We’re sorry it didn’t work out,” Alejandro Camano tells Sport24

“But all the interested clubs told me they would stay close to him. Perhaps the player’s transfer will happen next winter.”

Morelos had made no secret of his desire to stay this side of the Atlantic after leaving Rangers. Santos, with all due respect to one of the most historic clubs in South America, always had a ‘last resort’ sort of feeling; Morelos only putting pen to paper after links with the likes of Sevilla and Zenit St Petersburg fizzled away. 

‘I want to stay in Europe’

“I made it clear that I want to stay in Europe and play football there,” Morelos told El Meridiano in July. “We are currently working to make that happen. I don’t have anything yet and nothing is close yet, but I’m hoping something interesting will come up.  

“I want to play in a good European league that my family can enjoy.

I’m looking forward to the new season, just like I did every season when I was at Rangers. I had great years there and I’m proud of how it went. My favourite memory was winning the Premiership, but I was pleased with how I did each season.

“Now it is just a matter of waiting for a new opportunity elsewhere.”

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