Sources: Celtic accept 6-figure bid for first teamer after Lennon green light
Celtic have accepted a six-figure bid for Lewis Morgan from new MLS club Inter Miami, Football Insider understands.
He is discussing personal terms with David Beckham’s side after being granted permission to transfer this month by the Scottish champions.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that the club expect the deal to now go through although there are still a few hurdles to climb.
The source explained that the fee for Morgan is around the £250,000 mark.
Neil Lennon has sanctioned the sale of the 23-year-old even though he has played regularly for the first team in recent months.
The two-times Scotland international was the shock choice to lead the Celtic attack during Odsonne Edouard’s absence through injury in late November and early December.
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Memorably, he scored in the 3-1 Europa League home win over Stade Rennais and also started the League Cup final win over Rangers at Hampden.
But Lennon will allow Morgan to head to the US just two days after Scott Sinclair joined Preston North End on a permanent deal.
Morgan signed for Celtic from St Mirren for £300,000 in January 2018.
He has played 31 times for the Hoops, 18 of which have come in the current campaign.
The new MLS season starts next month in what will be the maiden campaign for Beckham’s franchise.
The ex-England captain, who played for MLS side LA Galaxy from 2007-2012, is owner and president of the new franchise.