Alfredo Morelos is set for a shock return to Colombian football after eight years away from his homeland with Atletico Junior poised to end his Santos nightmare.

The former Rangers striker has failed to recapture his peak Ibrox form after just four goals in 29 appearances for Pele's old side, who were relegated for the first time in their history last season.

He's been made available for transfer and ambitious Colombian side Atletico Junior are on the brink of agreeing a deal with the Brazilian side to allow him to return to his homeland, after Santos president Marcelo Teixeira sanctioned the move.

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Morelos left Colombia in 2016 when he moved from Independiente Medellín to HJK Helsinki. before joining Rangers in 2017.

He netted scored 124 goals in 269 games for Rangers before finally clinching a return to South America last year.

And Morelos, who will turn 28 later this month, will return home to Colombia in his next move.