Reports broke out today that Celtic had accepted a six-figure bid from David Beckham’s Inter Miami for Lewis Morgan. The news is definitely a bit surprising considering the fact that the 23-year-old had emerged in recent months as an useful squad player. Neil Lennon had deployed him in a striker’s role to mixed results in the absence of Edouard and the Scot had even started the Scottish League Cup final at Hampden Park last month.
Morgan though has failed to live up to the hype that surrounded him when he signed for the Hoops in early 2018. In 18 appearances for the club this season, he has managed only 2 goals and is firmly behind Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mikey Johnston in the left-wing pecking order.
Thus, a move away from Parkhead does not seem like the worst idea for the winger. He is going to earn decent money playing for David Beckham’s club based in Miami. He also has the chance to emerge as a superstar in the MLS, a league much less competitive than the Premiership despite the huge names that inevitably end up there to finish their careers. That’s a pretty sweet deal for the youngster if you ask us.
On the other hand, Morgan’s departure frees up space in the squad to bring in a player who is going to challenge for a first-team spot, something that the Scot is unlikely to do even if he ends up staying at the club. After Scott Sinclair’s move to Preston North End yesterday and now these rumours about Morgan, Celtic are surely looking to bring in a winger in this window.