A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have expressed concern after the Ibrox club’s home kit launch and marketing promo material didn’t feature Alfredo Morelos.
Morelos is one of the Scottish Premiership’s standout talents, having weighed in with an impressive 77 goals and 29 assists for Rangers since his move to Ibrox from HJK Helsinki in 2017.
The Colombia international’s goals have helped Rangers climb back into the upper echelons of the Scottish Premiership table and mount title challenges in the past few years.
Given his talents, transfer speculation is never far away – according to a Goal.com report from May, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are all interested in signing the 24-year-old.
Earlier this week, meanwhile, Morelos’ agent Miki Bouraoul told Calcio Napoli 24 that he had discussed a possible move with Napoli, the player himself apparently preferring a move to Italy.
Given the uncertainty around Morelos’ future, it was worrying that he was nowhere to be seen on any of the marketing for what is Rangers’ biggest retail campaign in a decade.
Furthermore, the Gers changed their wallpaper to five shirts hanging in the changing room, and Morelos, arguably their flagship player, wasn’t a name on the back of any of them.
Needless to say quite a few Bears were concerned on social media:
The lack of Morelos in this is worrying
— LewisButterell (@ButterellLewis) July 1, 2020
Think we’ve lost the buffalo ?
— Evan Hamilton ????? (@evan_hamilton_6) July 1, 2020
Alfredo or we riot
— Nathan (@nathanj3001) July 1, 2020
Alfie away then?
— Yaco (@Yaco1872) July 1, 2020
@kinstray10 where’s buff man beginning to panic
— marshall thomson (@marsht899) July 1, 2020
Sure they know he’s gone already or it’s a certainty he’s away
— Paul Dorrian (@Paulie_D47) July 1, 2020
Mr Rangers we need Morelos in the new kit to stop us losing the plot
— Scott Garden (@ScottGarden72) July 1, 2020
Slightly concerned about the lack of Alfie in all the kit launch stuff today
— Jamie28 (@jamied28) July 1, 2020