Alfredo Morelos is a bit of a controversial character up in Scotland. For all his quality and the plaudits he receives, he has a dark side to his game too.
A red card against Celtic in Rangers’ recent win over their rivals sums that up perfectly. It was his seventh for the Gers and for all the goals he scores, 28 already this season, it casts a doubt on his ability to deliver.
Despite that, Steve Bruce is interested in the forward according to the Daily Star, and that has sparked debate amongst the Magpies’ fanbase as to whether or not he’d be a good signing.
With so many goals under his belt this term he’d surely be an upgrade on the likes of Joelinton and Andy Carroll, who have one goal between them, but many supporters can’t look past his poor discipline.
— Peasn' (@peasngravey) December 31, 2019
We’ve only just got rid of a striker who gets handed red cards like they’re birthday cards. We don’t need another
— Robert Brown (@rbrown172) December 31, 2019
Good player when he’s not serving a ban…
— Phil Lindsay (@pl) December 31, 2019
Please god no. He’s a liability, a cheat, and not PL standard. A huge backward step
— Dez Armah Lartey (@dezlartey1) December 31, 2019
His second yellow card last Sunday was for simulation, which highlights the careless decision-making that has acted as a plague on his game, but if he eradicates that he could be a very good addition for Newcastle.
Even if he has played at a lower standard his goal record proves his finishing capability, and the confidence he must have should allow him to continue firing in the Premier League.
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He would provide energy up-front for Bruce’s side to get on the end of chances, as his average of five shots per game this campaign indicate, and that would prove useful, which is why some fans are keen for him to make the move to St. James’ Park.
Best striker up here without a doubt. We should snap him up. Better discipline this season. Would rather have him for 28 games than joelinton for 38
— wd67 (@WayneDalton1967) December 31, 2019
Imagine morelos AND everton soares being brought in, in jan!! 🤩 we can dream aye lads!
— FiJoker (@Kun10Andy) December 31, 2019
Good player for Newcastle.
— Rafa (@Rafatovelo) December 31, 2019
Be a great signing tempramental but knows where the onion bag is
— locallad (@northernoutlaw) December 31, 2019
Elsewhere, Daren Bent has shared his thoughts on the future of a promising Newcastle youngster, but there could be good news for supports in store.