Celtic in pole position for in-form flyer as January double deal is eyed up - report
Celtic are in pole position to sign St Mirren flyer Lewis Morgan, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that Brendan Rodgers is eyeing up a double deal for Morgan, 21, in January that would see the winger arrive at Parkhead and then be offloaded back to St Mirren on loan until the end of the season.
It is understood that a number of clubs are interested in the Scotland Under-21 international with Nottingham Forest also said to be keeping tabs on him.
The Sun on Sunday (print edition, page 61, October 15, 2017) reported that Rangers are also interested in the St Mirren star and that Forest are ready to table an offer worth £500,000 in the upcoming January transfer window.
It is now reported by the Scottish Sun that the Scottish Championship side have accepted the fact that Morgan is destined to move on to bigger things, meaning that the could potentially decide to sell him soon as his contract expires next summer.
Morgan has made 21 appearances across all competitions this season and is in blistering form, scoring 10 goals and supplying eight assists in the process.
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Football Insider Verdict
Celtic have a lot of wingers on their books but lack depth on the left-hand side and could perhaps do with an understudy to Scott Sinclair, who hasn’t been playing too well as of late. Aside from the ex-Aston Villa winger, Celtic doesn’t have a lot of options with most of their wide players more used to playing on the right-hand side. Morgan is adept at playing in any of the attacking midfield roles but has featured more on the left for St Mirren and Scotland Under-21s. Also, with Morgan being loaned back to St Mirren, he could be seen as a long-term replacement for Patrick Roberts once his loan deal at Parkhead ends.
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