Celtic’s Lewis Morgan could be left in football limbo for over a month as a potential loan move to Sunderland could take five weeks to complete.
The Scottish Sun reported that the League One side were interested in taking the 21-year-old Hoops prospect on loan – a normal situation.
But the report then reveals that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers has asked Sunderland to wait until at least the middle of July until he gives his response to the potential deal.
That is one of the most unlikely situations that has developed in a transfer for some time, and Sunderland would be well within their rights to tell the Hoops boss that any deal is off.
Rodgers will have his reasons for the delay, perhaps that he wants to get a look at Morgan in training, but it does put the player in a rather odd position.
He won’t know who is going to be playing for next season for another month, which isn’t really fair on him, particularly if he wants to make the breakthrough at Celtic Park.
Even more oddly, by the time the decision on Morgan is made, the Champions League qualifiers will have started, and all focus at Celtic Park will be on those hugely important fixtures.
Morgan and Rodgers need to have a discussion about this, as it does seem very strange, and the Hoops attacker deserves to know where his future lies.
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