Celtic’s Ryan Christie has commented on the January exit of Lewis Morgan, who left the Hoops to join Inter Miami, the Celtic View reports.

Christie has his own reasons for ruing the attacker’s departure, the pair used to room together on European trips.

Still, he has revealed that Morgan has invited him over to Miami, an invitation that the player intends to accept.


“Lewis was my roomie on European trips and pre-season” Christie said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 30, Page 12).

“I’m going to miss him”

“I’m going to miss him. He’s a good lad, and he’s already put the offer to go and visit him out there, so I’m sure I’ll do that.”

Lewis Morgan against Rangers

Lewis Morgan against Rangers (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Christie then complimented the player for staying in prime condition even though he wasn’t a Hoops regular.

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“Even when he wasn’t playing here, he always kept himself in peak physical condition. He’s such a good professional and I fully expect him to go over there and do well.”

Morgan’s exit from Celtic may have come as a slight surprise, as in December he had featured for the Hoops in some big games, against the likes of Rennes and Rangers.

Unlikely to get that many first-team chances

However, it can be argued that was really only due to the fact that the Hoops had some injury issues. When everyone was fit, then Morgan was unlikely to get that many chances as a first-team player.

Scott Sinclair and Lewis Morgan

Scott Sinclair and Lewis Morgan (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Therefore, you can’t really blame him for taking a chance and moving to America. It could be a great adventure for the player, at the fledgeling MLS outfit.

At least the player has some good memories of his time at Celtic, such as playing in a cup final win over Rangers. However, it was probably the best for all concerned that he decided to make the move to Miami.

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