Hibs want Celtic's Lewis Morgan as Martin Boyle replacement - Report

By David Walton

January 8, 2019

Lewis Morgan to Hibs could be on the cards as the Edinburgh club go about searching for a Martin Boyle replacement.

The Daily Record has reported that the Hibees have already approached Celtic regarding Morgan’s availability. No answer has yet been given by the Scottish Champions, however.

The Leith side have Boyle injured for an extended period of time. Neil Lennon is also concerned about him potentially missing the rest of the season. Therefore, a short-term replacement for the Australian international is essential for Hibs.

Lewis Morgan is a near-certainty to go out on loan (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see how Celtic play this one out. Nobody is suggesting the club will act in petty fashion, but a bitter taste must still lie regarding the John McGinn saga.

Celtic sent several offers to Hibs for McGinn’s services in the summer. All of them were rebuffed before a bid from Aston Villa was accepted instantly. The Easter Road outfit’s willingness to play hard-ball with Celtic could therefore be the case the other way round too.

Lewis Morgan’s future is the most important thing

The most important thing here, however, is Morgan’s future. He needs to go out to a club who can guarantee him game-time. In that regard, Hibs fit the bill nicely.

Added to that, Morgan would be able to get a firm knowledge of the opposition Celtic are up against. Impressing in Edinburgh would do his Celtic chances a lot of good.

Another terrific option that could be on the table for him, however, could be with former manager Jack Ross at Sunderland. The League One club haven’t made an approach for Morgan, but have been linked.

Jack Ross and Sunderland could be an option for Morgan (Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

It’s looking more and more likely that Morgan will definitely leave Parkhead this month. Despite the player himself claiming that he didn’t want to depart earlier this season, Brendan Rodgers wants him to prove himself.

With Hibs having now made an approach, now is the time for other potential suitors to make their move.

Morgan, it appears, will definitely be on the move. The only question, however, is where to?