Alfredo Morelos’s career took an unexpected twist when he signed for legendary Serie A side Santos after leaving Rangers this summer.

The 27-year old took his time to find a new club but is now following in the footsteps of none other than Pele as he looks to drag his side out of the relegation zone.

The Herald has reported that, despite his long period of inactivity, Alfredo Morelos is ready to go and that he is set to make his Santos debut.

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Alfredo Morelos set for Santos chance to impress

Currently in the relegation zone, manager Diego Aguirre will be hoping that El Bufalo can hit the ground running and fire his team to safety.

Speaking ahead of the game with Cruzeiro, the Santos boss said of his new signing:

“Alfredo has been training hard and is physically in good condition. We are happy with him.

“He is in the squad for the game and will play a part.”

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There is a starting slot available due to the suspension of Yeferson Soteldo, however, a week’s training isn’t ideal preparation to start a key fixture, regardless of how much Alfredo Morelos has been doing since before he signed for Santos.

Morelos has only signed a two and a half year deal with the Brazilians and it would be a surprise if he doesn’t try to get back to Europe at some point, however, time is against him.

The most important thing that he has to do is start scoring goals, if he does that and Santos still get relegated, he won’t be short of offers, however, if he doesn’t, who knows where he will end up next.

Playing in Brazil’s second tier when he should be in one of Europe’s top five leagues is not the career path Alfredo Morelos seemed destined for when he was breaking UEFA records.

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