Former St Mirren manager Alex Rae has claimed that attacker Lewis Morgan has all the skills required to make it Celtic.
The 21-year-old on the verge of signing for the Hoops within the next 24 hours, with The Herald reporting that the player is having a medical in Glasgow on Thursday.
Rae, who gave Morgan a two-year contract extension while he was in charge of the Paisley side, is of the opinion that winger couldn’t turn down the chance to join a big club like Celtic.
“At some point you have to take a leap,” the ex-Rangers midfielder said, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“He’s only 21 at the moment. His best years are well and truly ahead of him.
“This boy will actually be looking at this and saying to himself ‘I’m going to go there and make an impact.’
“With his attitude he can go very far. I’m sure Brendan Rodgers will feel as if he can take him to that next level.”
Morgan is set to return to St Mirren for the rest of the season as part of his transfer, as he bids to help the Buddies return to the Scottish Premiership before moving to the Scottish champions.
The player hasn’t let the speculation surrounding his future affect his game, in fact it’s been quite the opposite as he has scored three goals in his last two matches as St Mirren have moved clear of Dundee United at the top of the Championship.
Morgan is the second signing made in the January transfer by the Bhoys, with Leipzig’s Marvin Compper also joining the club.
The Hoops are set to head to Dubai as part of their winter break, before returning to face Brechin in the Scottish Cup on the 20th of January.
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