By Richard Parks
Nottingham Forest are ready to table a bid for St. Mirren attacking midfielder Lewis Morgan as they aim to beat Rangers and Celtic to his signature, according to reports.
It is said that Celtic are interested in signing the 21-year-old but his agents are keen on getting him to an English club.
The Daily Mail has previously claimed that Pedro Caixinha’s Rangers are also interested in signing free scoring Morgan, who is out of contract at the end of this season.
Morgan has scored eight goals in 14 matches this season for the Buddies, helping them to top spot in the Championship.
Football Insider verdict
Morgan would be a smart addition to Caixinha’s squad. It’s clear the manager is in the market for another winger after failing in his bid to land Hearts’ Jamie Walker in the summer. Morgan has a decent goalscoring record, is a direct player and would prove a decent foil for the likes of Carlos Pena and Alfredo Morelos. Will it happen? There is intense competition to sign a player who can be snapped up for a bargain fee in January, including from ex-Gers boss Warburton. Morgan will need to keep delivering the goods in the Scottish second tier to remain as Rangers’ A1 mid-winter target. If Forest make an early bid in January, it will be interesting to see if it prompts a counter-offer from Ibrox.
In other Rangers transfer news, a £7.5million midfielder is firmly in the running to be the club’s next signing.