The stock of Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is rising as the Colombian firebrand gets his own segment on a national TV show in Colombia.

Alfie, 24, has had an up-and-down relationship with the media in his home country but such has been his form in recent weeks the striker has been getting noticed in South America.

As the season reaches its crescendo, Morelos is hitting top form with his goals vital and his performances that of a more complete, distinguished striker.

Turning out for his country is the most important thing for the forward who regularly gets called up into the squad despite a competitive pool of striking talent.

The likes of Galatasaray forward and Colombia legend Radamel Falcao is aging, whilst Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel of Atalanta provide major competition for the lead striking role.

 

There’s also the likes of Feyenoord’s Luis Sinisterra and Villarreal forward Carlos Bacca as well as players such as Teófilo Gutiérrez and Rafael Santos Borré who play their football on their home continent.

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Despite this, it was Alfredo Morelos who was highlighted by leading Colombian sports channel Win Sports TV.

The segment looks at Morelos’ achievements over the last four seasons with the striker certainly in contention for a leading berth in the Colombia squad in the years to come.

However – due to the Covid-19 pandemic – it remains unlikely that Morelos will travel to Colombia at the end of the month for World Cup qualifiers.

Colombia manager Reinaldo Rueda revealed that squads would be made up of “locally-based players” due to the pandemic [Daily Record].

However, one Uruguayan newspaper has offered hope that FIFA could move the matches to neutral venues in Europe to allow the nation’s top players to be involved [Ovacion].

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Morelos has been on exceptional form in recent weeks and is earning plaudits in his homeland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whatever the case, Morelos is certainly getting noticed in South America and as a result, his stock is certainly rising at Rangers.

But should the striker move on from Ibrox, there is one major obstacle to Rangers getting a Scottish record fee for the talented player.

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