Forget 10-goal attacker, Jonny Hayes proves Celtic barking up wrong tree in reported pursuit
Celtic are reportedly in pole position to sign St. Mirren winger Lewis Morgan in the January transfer window – but that would be a terrible idea by Brendan Rodgers who is simply barking up the wrong tree.
The in-form attacker certainly has plenty of potential, and 10 goals from 21 games this season is a fine return.
But the transfer, it if happens, would not do the player or the club any favours, all he has to do is look at how Jonny Hayes has fared at Celtic Park so far.
Hayes – signed for around £1million in the summer – was one of the best players in Scotland last season.
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He was the only non-Celt to feature on the player of the year shortlist and he had more goals and assists than James Forrest and Patrick Roberts.
Since moving to Glasgow though, he has been a bit-part player, behind the likes of Sinclair, Forrest and Roberts in the battle for the first team and not even on the bench for the game against Anderlecht.
Celtic have enough wingers as it is, and if Morgan decides to join the Hoops he would be at best a squad player, at worst a development squad player.
The Hoops have more pressing positions to deal with in January such as central-defence and left-back, if money is to be spent in January it should be on those positions and not another winger, no matter how good Morgan is.
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