The enigmatic striker Alfredo Morelos published an ambiguous social media post yesterday after the Rangers forward was denied a chance to bid farewell to the Celtic fans in Saturday’s emphatic 3-0 Old Firm victory.
Rangers manager Michael Beale confirmed last week that the 26-year-old Colombian marksman will end his six-year stay in Glasgow when his contract expires this summer.
Beale also took a parting shot at Morelos, criticising his lacklustre performance after coming off the bench against Aberdeen.
Morelos’ wife was also seen emotionally saying goodbye to friends last week, signalling the impending end of her husband’s time at Ibrox.
Despite being included in the matchday squad against bitter rivals Celtic, Morelos was an unused substitute as Rangers cruised to a comfortable win over the reigning Scottish champions.
Many had anticipated Morelos being given the opportunity to have a final dig at the Hoops before leaving.
It is uncertain if the striker has played his last game for Rangers after being left on the bench during Saturday’s Old Firm thrashing.
Some expected the talismanic forward to be given a chance to further enhance his cult status in the derby but Fashion Sakala was preferred as an option from the bench instead.
Since joining Rangers in 2017, Morelos has only scored three times against Celtic but manager Beale decided against giving the Colombian a chance to improve that record, focusing instead on Rangers’ future by bringing on youngsters Alex Lowry and Zak Lovelace late in the game.
Alfredo Morelos leaves fans intrigued with cryptic social media post
Taking to Instagram after the match, a cryptic Morelos posted a picture of himself celebrating a previous goal in a Rangers jersey with the caption, “Only faith in my God.”
Morelos has been heavily linked with moves to Turkey, with Galatasaray and Fenerbahce expressing strong interest. Spanish giants Sevilla are also rumoured to be keen, while several clubs from the Middle East and Asia are weighing up bids for the prolific striker.
Morelos will be hoping to add to his 12 goals this season before the curtain comes down on the Scottish Premiership campaign.
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