Nigel Adkins is interested in taking Lewis Morgan to Hull City

By David Walton

January 17, 2019

Hull City manager Nigel Adkins has more or less admitted an interest in Celtic winger Lewis Morgan.

Brendan Rodgers is keen for the former St Mirren starlet to head out on loan for some game-time. This has seen reported interest from the likes of Sunderland, Portsmouth, and Hibernian to name a few.

But despite Sunderland claiming they weren’t interested in the move, it appears that Championship outfit Hull are.

Nigel Adkins has admitted an interest in Lewis Morgan (Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Speaking today about potential targets in the Hull Daily Mail, Adkins was happy to pick out the Celtic man for praise.

“We’ve had a look at a lot of players in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and obviously Lewis is one. Celtic have brought two or three players in forward-wise.

“He’s a young lad and did really well at his previous club but that wasn’t in the top level of Scottish football.

“Young lad, dynamic winger, he’s exciting to watch. Will that happen with us, will that happen with another football club? I’m sure his agent’s going to be working very hard to get him somewhere.”

Not overly-committal, but the interest is there

It was hardly a demand to sign Morgan from Adkins, but he’s certainly interested in the former St Mirren winger. He went into too much detail to not be interested in him.

Hull have already had a look at him, and they would instantly become the best option for Morgan. Operating in the Championship, they play at a terrific level, and a level arguably higher than Scottish football.

Having Morgan go and play in a more difficult league regularly would be of massive benefit to him. He would most definitely come back a better and stronger player, which should be his main goal.

Lewis Morgan should be delighted with links to Hull (Peter Fitzpatrick/Action Plus via Getty Images)

This is the highest level of interest there’s likely to be in Morgan’s signature. Celtic should therefore be making it clear to the Tigers that he’s available should they want him.

Adkins’ men sit 10th in the Championship, meaning they could be in a promotion push to the Premier League come the end of the season. The move would have so much potential in the short-term for Morgan.

Of course, it hasn’t gone past Hull simply looking at him. But if anything comes of this, it would be a huge boost for the player.