According to The Sunderland Echo, The Black Cats are targeting the signing of Celtic winger Lewis Morgan on loan this January.
The move would see the 22-year-old be reunited with manager Jack Ross, with whom he was with last season at St Mirren. Morgan was sensational last season with The Buddies, helping secure them promotion from the Scottish Championship with 14 goals and six assists in 35 appearances.
Morgan has struggled to make an impact so far for Celtic this season, however, and while he has featured under Brendan Rodgers, it has largely been from the bench and he is yet to score. However, at the age of 22, he is still in his formative years, and it would make sense if he joins up with the manager that has been able to get the best from him so far in his career. It will only help his development before returning to Parkhead.
Ross’s Sunderland currently sit in third place in League One, and while they remain one of the favourites to get promoted this season, they are still struggling to look wholly convincing. While Chris Wyke continues to find his best form this season after an injury lay-off, an injection of attacking potency from a player like Morgan is what Sunderland need to complement fellow in-form forwards Josh Maja and Lynden Gooch.
There is no point letting Morgan rot away on the bench at Celtic Park this season, when he could be part of a huge promotion operation at the Stadium of Light.
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