Celtic won’t be taking home the full amount raised by the likely sale of Lewis Morgan – according to a report.
The Hoops winger is set to join up with new MLS side Inter Miami after a six-figure fee was agreed for his services. Morgan has featured rarely for Neil Lennon’s men this season and it is felt that a move may suit all parties.
Late last week, we told you how we were set to make a healthy profit on the £250,000 we shelled out for him two years ago. STV said the offer we had accepted was “considerably more” than what we paid for him, in news that would please many Celtic fans.
However, now it seems that we won’t be taking home the entirety of the fee received. The Daily Record report that his former side St. Mirren, who we signed him from in January 2018, hold a “sell-on clause” in Morgan’s Celtic contract that will see them entitled to some money when he moves on.
It’s unclear whether this is 5, 10 or 25 percent but whatever happens, it seems like we will be forced to pass on a portion of the money to the Premiership strugglers.
Morgan will be wished all the best by Celtic
The Record report also states that Morgan is undergoing a visa application ahead of his move to Miami. He’s been offered a lucrative, long-term contract to make the move to the MLS side – who play their first ever competitive match on February 22nd against FC Dallas.
It would be nice if Morgan’s move to the States was confirmed nice and early, just so we can continue with our business. Of course the Scotland international’s future won’t be affecting our transfer activity heavily but it would still be nice to have some clarity on the issue.
It does seem almost certain that he will be moving on though. And we can only wish him the best of luck when he does.