Lewis Morgan’s medical at Sunderland is due in the near future, as the player reportedly closes in on a move to the Black Cats.
Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie tweeted that the North East side are closing in on Morgan’s signature. As such, a medical is due to be done as the deal nears its completion.
Sunderland are also close to finalising a loan move for Celtic winger Lewis Morgan. He’s due on Wearside for a medical after choosing being reunited with Jack Ross over a loan to Aberdeen #SAFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 29, 2019
The midfielder had reportedly chosen the League One side over Derek McInnes’s Aberdeen. The likes of St Mirren and Hibernian were also interested, but it seems that Morgan has made his mind up.
The move will hopefully see him add to his 13 Celtic appearances this season already. Brendan Rodgers will be hoping the move helps to bulk Morgan up, who has looked a tad lightweight during his outings for the club this term.
In a transfer window of many developments, Sunderland appear to have changed their mind on Morgan. Just a couple of weeks ago, Jack Ross cooled talk of any interest the club had in the play-maker. It appears, now, however, that the move is inevitable.
Not the only Celt Sunderland were linked with
Sunderland were also one of the clubs interested in defender Jack Hendry. There’s yet to be any more action on that front, however, as the former Dundee stalwart continues to wait on a decision being made on his future.
But for Morgan, he was a wanted man. Nobody, however, could deny that he’s likely chosen the right club.
Sunderland will offer him the chance to get in a fight at the top end of the table. The Black Cats are six points behind first place in the league, but have two games in-hand over Luton Town at the peak.
Getting that winning mentality into Morgan has to be just as important as bulking him up. Considering he’s going to be working with former manager Jack Ross should the deal be finalised, this seems to be a move that will work in Celtic’s favour.
But, for now, the medical looks inevitable and Morgan’s preference chosen.