The next chapter of Alfredo Morelos will see El Bufalo grace Serie A, no, not that one, but in Brazil’s top flight with Santos.

The 27-year old striker has taken his time to find a new club and, after leaving the Ibrox outfit, he wouldn’t have thought a return to South America was on the cards.

This is the opinion of The Rangers Review’s Jonny McFarlane who believes that Alfredo Morelos will regret, in hindsight, how he has ended up at Santos.

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Alfredo Morelos Santos move questioned by Rangers journo

It was only a few years ago that Stewart Robertson publicly valued Morelos at £20m and even less time since Ligue 1 outfit Lille offered £16.25m for Rangers former number 20.

Writing on X, McFarlane has been scathing in response to Alfredo Morelos ending up at Santos having once seen interest from Europe’s top leagues:

“A two-year contract. On a free. Aged 27. He will look back when he’s older and wince how he and his agent have handled the last four years.”

Most of the blame has to lie at the feet of Morelos.

Three managers in a row all questioned either the attitude or fitness of the striker.

That he wasn’t sold earlier is the biggest surprise and not because he was a sellable asset, but because he was an unreliable nuisance – despite his obviously impressive goal contribution record.

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Price of Football finance guru, Kieran Maguire, explained to This is Ibrox once why no clubs in the Premier League took a punt on Morelos despite being a relative bargain.

Fitness, discipline, attitude.

From a Europa League record breaker and 29 goals in a season that ended prematurely to the club currently sitting 17th in their league.

Maybe McFarlane has a point.

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