A report in The Daily Record has linked Rangers forward, Alfredo Morelos with another move away from Scotland and this time it is to La Liga and to none other than footballing behemoths, Barcelona, yes, you read that correctly, Barcelona.
In a, less than subtle headline, The Record claims that Morelos is “tipped” for a move to the Nou Camp before going on to explain that the substance of the article is an interview with former Colombian national team manager, Jorge Luis Pinto.
Pinto claims that Morelos would be “the ideal striker to replace Luis Suarez” after the Uruguayan suffered a potential, season ending, lateral meniscus injury to his knee.
The Millonarios gaffer goes on to hail Morelos’ exploits in European football this season as the main reason why he would be the perfect man to cover for the enigmatic Suarez.
Do you want Alfredo Morelos to leave Ibrox this transfer window?
Celtic fans found the article too good an opportunity to miss and flooded the thread with a series of hilarious responses in what is surely the most unlikely transfer in Scottish football history.
— James (@J_dog256) January 21, 2020
When he arrives at the Nou Camp, maybe he can find out what happened to the guy that was scouting Tavernier… 😂 pic.twitter.com/O44tnnpiOL
— 🍔 Gastro Celtic 🍀 (@Gastro_Celtic) January 21, 2020
Absolutely hilarious! Your funniest satire yet.
You had me. For a minute I thought this was a real newspaper twitter account.
— Cisco Bhoy (@CiscoBhoy) January 21, 2020
— Deeaitch (@Andrewhodge88) January 21, 2020
Hahaha 🤣🤣 See when my wife, Angelina Jolie, gets back from her shift in the chippy, she’ll love this 🤣. Well, you started it 👍
— Get.tae.Falkirk. (@JoeyBhoy54321) January 21, 2020
April Fool’s day is a few months away lads
— Martin O’Neill (@shengism) January 21, 2020
This is a selection of posts that were suitable for print, needless to say, Hoops fans didn’t quite believe that Morelos is of suitable quality to sign for the Catalan giants.