Alfredo Morelos could be set for a call-up to the Colombian national team according to reports in his home country. If true, this could make the difference in securing his long-term future with the Ibrox club.
The young Colombian scored a hat-trick against Kilmarnock at the weekend, bringing his tally for the season up to six goals
This has gone down very well back in Colombia.
Well thought of in Colombia
Colombian news company Noticias Uno reported on the young Colombian earlier today and suggested he may well be considered for the next national team squad.
El Bufalo is clearly well thought-of in Colombia and talk of a call-up has never been far away since he arrived in Scotland. With his lethal form finding consistency, it could be sooner rather than later.
Morelos has been capped at U20 level for the national side. He’ll be hoping to finally take the step into the senior team during the international break.
International football could secure his Rangers future
Morelos is Rangers’ talisman. Gerrard knows that and so do the fans, and neither want to lose the talented and charismatic young striker.
Rangers rejected a bid for Bordeaux last week. Gerrard is set to offer Morelos an improved deal and try to convince him his long-term future is in Govan.
The benefits are huge for Alfredo, and for Rangers
Having a player play for Colombia doesn’t just benefit Morelos, it also benefits Rangers.
Subsequently, Morelos turning out in the Yellow and Blue brings international exposure, experiences playing with world-class players and an increased transfer value.
All of this therefore brings with them a better Alfredo Morelos.
A sobering thought for the rest of Scottish football.
Alfredo knows that by performing well the Colombian coach José Pékerman won’t be able to ignore him for long.
If he can get that call-up whilst at Rangers, it might just be the deciding factor in his long-term future.