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Celtic fans have mocked Rangers star Alfredo Morelos' valuation, he's now proving himself

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after he scores the third goal of the game during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Ayr United on September 26,...

Rangers star Alfredo Morelos proved his quality in the Europa League last night.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers is tackled by Mario Sonnleitner of Rapid Vienna during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Ibrox Stadium on October 4, 2018...

Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has twice seen an exit from the Gers blocked amid interest in successive transfer windows.

Clubs in China and France have reportedly expressed interest, with Rangers holding firm.

 

Morelos has been valued close to £10 million, and it is a 'fee' which brought widespread derision from fans of rivals Celtic.

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From Celtic supporters' perspective, their harsh words were understandable.

Morelos has failed to score against Celtic in five matches, while picking up four yellow cards.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after he scores the third goal of the game during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Ayr United on September 26,...

The Old Firm games are supposed to be a barometer of a top striker's talent, and so far the Colombian has been unable to cut it.

Last night he delivered on another big stage. The Europa League.

Morelos' match winning brace against Rapid Vienna in a 3-1 Ibrox victory was a real signature moment for the striker.

It came amid a backdrop of criticism from the weekend when he was accused of failing to shake hands with an opponent.

The Colombian will remain a figure of fun for Celtic fans until he scores against them, but last night he showed he can prove his worth in other ways.

Morelos' Europa League goals will stand out as a glittering contribution on his CV, and there could be a few more left to come in this year's competition.

He might just be a £10 million striker after all.

 

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers walks out to inspect the pitch before the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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