Lewis Morgan to Sunderland could now be on the cards, after he reportedly decided that’s where he wants to go on loan.
According to the Daily Record, the former St Mirren kid has rejected the chance to join Aberdeen. The move would see him play out the rest of the season in England’s League One, vying for promotion.
It would also see Morgan reunited with former manager Jack Ross, who brought him through at St Mirren.
According to the report, loan terms haven’t yet been agreed between Sunderland and Celtic. Morgan, however, has simply chosen his destination. It will be down to the clubs to get a deal done.
Morgan apparently was mulling things over during the weekend. Despite a host of clubs being interested including the likes of Hibs and St Mirren, it was narrowed down to the Dons or Sunderland.
What makes this even more surprising, however, is the change of heart from Sunderland. Earlier on this month, it didn’t seem as if Ross and the club were overly interested in getting a deal done.
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But that interest appears to have returned once more as Ross and Morgan get set to be reunited.
This could also be a great move for Celtic. The club can sit back and hopefully watch Morgan thrive under the manager who gave him his big break. If any of the current managers interested could get a tune out of him, it would certainly be Ross. Here’s our view from earlier this month on why Sunderland would be the best move for him.
McInnes was apparently informed of the decision yesterday afternoon. The Dons boss will now have to turn to other targets, which could include Jonny Hayes according to the same Record report.
Aberdeen were reportedly interested in a permanent agreement according to the article. The Dons, however, simply can’t afford Hayes back, and a loan agreement would be more feasible.
If there’s any chance a deal here could be agreed, Celtic need to make sure it does. Hayes is in desperate need of games, and a return to Pittodrie would be a logical step in reviving his career once more.