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Positives and negatives for Rangers after Alfredo Morelos' Copa America snub

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has suffered an international snub.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has missed out on Colombia's Copa America squad.

The prolific Gers forward scored his first goals for Colombia this past season. 

The Daily Record report he has not even made the country's 40 man provisional shortlist.

 

 

Here is a look at 3 possible repercussions from Morelos missing out...

Positive: Morelos will be back for pre-season early

Rangers will have another early start this season and having Morelos available from the outset is obviously beneficial.

Even if Steven Gerrard decided to cash in on the striker, a decision can be made quickly and without delay.

Morelos' injury risk is also reduced by not going to the Copa America

Yimmi Chara #17 is congratulated by Alfredo Morelos #19 of Colombia after he scored the game winning goal against Venezuela during an International friendly match on September 7, 2018 at...

Negative: Forcing his hand

On a personal level, Morelos missing out on the Copa America is clearly disappointing.

This could strengthen his resolve to want to move on this summer and leave Rangers.

There is an argument to be made that if he joins a club in a more high profile European league, his international prospects will improve.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Alfredo Morelos of Rangers replaces Jermain Defoe of Rangers in the 74th minute

Negative: Money lost?

What if Morelos had gone to the Copa America and scored two or three goals for Colombia?

This would have seen the Rangers' striker's international reputation soar, and his valuation along with it.

Rangers might end up selling Morelos anyway this summer. They could have fetched a lot more money on the back of a strong international tournament.

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