When Alfredo Morelos signed for Glasgow Rangers, he said his dream was to one-day play in the English Premier League and to break into his international team.
Morelos is now looking forward to mixing it with a few world-class players in the Colombian squad and at the same time the Rangers man has already achieved one of his goals.
It’s important that injury doesn’t ruin his week. He’s in great spirits and full of confidence now that he is on his way to being famous in his own country.
It is a strange route to try and find your dreams. Helsinki and Glasgow would not be the normal pathway to successfully play your way into the Colombia national side, but it has worked.
This is another reason why Rangers are desperate to get through to the Europa League group stages. It brings excellent publicity to the club, with players competing in a higher level of football.
Through the years the Ibrox club have supplied numerous players to various international countries. It would be good to replicate that situation again.
The Rangers supporters love Morelos’ exhausting work rate, plus he is back scoring goals again.
The South American is clearly enjoying working with Gers boss Steven Gerrard and his coaches, who have improved his overall game.
Morelos has developed his talent at such a speedy rate that you wonder if there is more to come from the 22-year-old.
“El Buffalo” will be hoping to increase his reputation by helping Rangers get through the tricky FC Ufa match on Thursday night – it will certainly be a nail-biting night for everybody involved with the club.
Morelos scored the crucial away goal for Rangers in Croatia to eliminate Osijek and the fans will hope he can be as successful again in Russia.
It was ex-Ibrox-coach Jonatan Johansson who scouted Morelos for Rangers. It is easily the most prosperous signing from the Pedro Caixinha era.