Lewis Morgan’s departure from Celtic Park seemed inevitable just hours ago, but it doesn’t seem as certain now.

That’s because manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that he could actually stay at the club this month.

Morgan has been widely tipped for a loan move this January. The truth is that his career desperately needs it too. The youngster has yet to score or assist a single goal for Celtic, and his influence on matches have been minimal.

Lewis Morgan hasn’t given Celtic enough this season (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The likes of Hibs, Aberdeen, Nottingham Forest, and Sunderland have all been linked with the winger this month. And despite the fact there’s no lack of potential suitors, Rodgers has said that he could still stay, according to the Edinburgh Evening Times.

“We’ve spoken about the idea of going on loan but he has a number of possibilities.

“I haven’t heard anything from Hibs. There is quite a bit of interest around him. We’ll see where he ends up. He might even end up staying put.

“He’s a good boy who has been unfortunate here. The players who are in his position have played well and been consistently available. He is at the age where he needs to get games into his legs again.”

Difficult to see why a move couldn’t happen

Here’s hoping, for everyone’s sake, staying at Celtic isn’t the case for Morgan.

In truth, it’s difficult to see how on earth the former St Mirren star stays at Parkhead. It’s clear he has plenty of suitors, and he would add a lot to some of the best teams in Scotland.

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Morgan has to get games into his legs again (Peter Fitzpatrick/Action Plus via Getty Images)

You have to imagine that Rodgers is covering the idea of getting no offers in for him. But that surely won’t be the case with a player of Morgan’s talent and potential.

Morgan has won only eight of his 13 games as a Hoops player too. Celtic don’t get what they require out of him when he’s on the pitch, and that’s led to him very swiftly losing his place in the team.

Departing for pastures new in a bid for game-time is a necessity, not just an option. Rodgers, however, appears open to actually keeping him regardless.

That simply can’t be the case.

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