Hibs defender Marijan Cabraja finds himself at the centre of an Alfredo Morelos storm but had things been different the Croatian might’ve been lining up for Rangers.

What’s more, the timing of the 25-year-old’s links to the Ibrox club mean that he might’ve actually been one of Alfredo Morelos’ teammates.

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Cabraja was the player that Alfredo Morelos flung his arm out against in the 2-2 draw with Hibs; a pivotal moment in the match given the Colombian put his team down to 9 men with the score 2-1.

But the left-back has also previously been the subject of links to Rangers prior to signing on at Hibs this summer.

Rangers once linked to Hibs’ Marijan Cabraja

Eighteen months ago, Rangers were linked with a move for Marijan Cabraja during the player’s time at Gorica in his homeland.

However, these links were quashed when Cabraja moved to Dinamo Zagreb at the end of the January transfer window in 2021.

Things didn’t quite work out at the country’s premier club and loan stints in Hungary and Slovenia preceded this summer’s move to Easter Road.

Had Rangers realised the links, Marijan Cabraja might be turning out at Ibrox and alongside Rangers star Alfredo Morelos but as things have transpired, he finds himself at the centre of a Colombian storm.

Since the weekend the debate has been furiously raging about referees but now it’s all about Morelos as the player is banished from the Rangers squad.

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst has dropped the striker from the Rangers team with the Hibs red coming amid serious fitness and attitude problems as Alfie enters the final year of his deal.

There’s still time to turn things around at Rangers but the club’s patience is clearly wearing thin and the Gers want to see commitment and effort if there’s to be a future for the Colombian.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been handed an injury reality check concerning one key Ibrox star.

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