Celtic’s Lewis Morgan looks set to leave the club before the end of the transfer window.
Several clubs are now in the mix for the former St Mirren youngster, with some tasty offers available. The likes of Aberdeen and Hibernian are interested suitors up north, whilst Championship hopefuls Hull City have also expressed an interest too.
Any one of those three moves looks a beneficial one on paper for Morgan. He’s been firmly frozen out of the first-team picture at Parkhead, and has struggled to make an impact.
So far this season, the former Buddies starlet has made 13 appearances, but has failed to score a goal or provide an assist. His performances have seen him not do anywhere near enough to keep his place in the side.
Hibernian have already made an enquiry for the winger, and other clubs look set to follow suit. Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that nothing is imminent at the moment, but a deal looks inevitable.
There’ll be no return to St Mirren
Fortunately, the Hoops manager has also ruled out a return to former club St Mirren, according to the Daily Record. This is a wise move by Rodgers, as Morgan needs to go to a club with more of a winning mentality than the Paisley outfit.
Interestingly, Morgan wouldn’t be a certain starter at any of the clubs interested in him.
Aberdeen have Gary Mackay-Steven in Morgan’s position, who would provide some real competition. Hibs, on the other hand, have an in-form Daryl Horgan. You would still fancy Morgan to end up breaking in to either of these squads, however.
The most important thing for Celtic and Morgan is getting him to a big club with real pressure. At the moment, he’s nowhere near ready for a run in the Celtic first-team, but could make the grade with some tweaking to his game.
Regardless, a deal for him from any one of the three clubs look inevitable. Hibs have made an enquiry, but they won’t be the only ones before January ends.