A number of Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to react after Alfredo Morelos bagged his first goal for his country with a 93rd minute winner – with plenty taking the opportunity to take a shot at another Scottish Premiership striker.
Morelos was unsurprisingly included in Colombia’s squad for this international break. The 23-year-old has scored 22 goals in just 26 games for the Gers this season. That includes 11 goals in 12 Europa League appearances.
And he has ticked off another achievement in his latest appearance. The striker bagged his first international goal with a stoppage-time winner against Peru.
It will undoubtedly be a massive moment for Morelos. And Rangers fans will be hoping that it proves to be a boost to their hopes of keeping the youngster for as long as possible.
He has been in and out of the side since making his senior debut in 2018. Of course, he missed out on the chance to play at the Copa America earlier this year. And he may have been forgiven for wondering whether he could realise his international ambitions while at Ibrox.
But now he has now shown that he can make an impact at the highest level for club and country. His departure at some stage may still be inevitable, but Rangers fans are clearly seeing a positive side to his goal.
Several have suggested that he has added another £10 million to his price-tag. And they have also taken the opportunity to respond to the Celtic fans who rave about Odsonne Edouard’s remarkable record for France’s under-21s.
The 21-year-old has scored 10 goals in just five games for the side. But many Rangers supporters now feel that that achievement has already been dwarfed by Morelos scoring for his country’s senior side.
Here is how some of the Rangers fans have reacted to Morelos’s goal…
I think I love Alfredo Morelos more than every member of my family.
— NB (@niallbrown90) November 16, 2019
Now Morelos is scoring internationally. And it’s not against Uzbekistan U21’s. How much is he worth now?
— 🇬🇧⚽️ (@JR1872_) November 16, 2019
Waking up to hear that Alfredo Morelos scored a last minute winner for Colombia is exactly what I needed today 🥰 pic.twitter.com/A4WgHOqpR6
— Sandy Macdonald (@the_sandstorm) November 16, 2019
I love alfredo Morelos more than ma maw
— Will Allardyce (@willallardyce18) November 16, 2019
I say that’s an extra £10 million added onto Alfredo Morelos already £30 million valuation. Scoring for your country is a big deal. Especially when it’s not the under 21’s
— Robert-w.a.t.p (@rangerslad1983) November 16, 2019
Never want Morelos to leave man 😢
— craig hunter (@craigh1690) November 16, 2019
Lets all calm down with Morelos goal for Columbia. Just wait until his first Under 21 goal.
Then we can go nuts.
— Chris McLaughlin (@Chr1sMcLaughlin) November 16, 2019
And Morelos adds a few more million to his price tag. We’ll take the money next summer of course!
— Football Chat (@footballchat86) November 16, 2019
Superb seeing morelos score the winner for the French U21s eh a mean the columbia first team!🙈😉🤫
— S A Y E R S (@sayersy1872) November 16, 2019