Celtic fans were somewhat subdued in the Transfer Tavern last weekend after seeing their side only manage a draw against Hibernian.
Brendan Rodgers’ side went into that clash on Saturday off the back of impressive wins over Rangers and then Anderlecht in the Champions League, but Callum McGregor’s brace was cancelled out by John McGinn’s double of his own to frustrate the Bhoys at Celtic Park.
However, there may be some better news on the horizon for our resident Celtic supporters if a recent report from the print edition of The Daily Express (via ClubCall) is anything to go by.
And that’s because they report that the Scottish giants have upped the ante in pursuit of St Mirren’s Lewis Morgan.
The 21-year-old made the move to St Mirren Park back in 2013 after a youth spell at Rangers, and has since then gone on to appear 88 times for the Saints, bagging 17 goals and laying on 13 assists along the way.
And the Scotland Under-21 international has gone from strength to strength this season as well with six goals and three assists in just 12 games for Jack Ross’ side, helping the Championship club to the summit of the division.
And his excellent form appears to have attracted the interest of Rodgers’ Celtic, who have reportedly sent scouts extensively to keep an eye on Morgan in recent times ahead of a possible move in January.
However, they may face a battle to land the midfielder, with the likes of Cardiff City, Rangers, and Swansea City also thought to be interested, and as such it remains to be seen where the 21-year-old does indeed play his trade for years to come.
Landlord’s verdict: Brendan Rodgers has come to Celtic and done a terrific job in leading them to the domestic treble last season, but it also appears the former Liverpool boss is planning for the club’s future as well.
And that’s because they are continuing to keep very close tabs on St Mirren midfielder Lewis Morgan, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last 12 months, and has started this season in great fashion as well.
Six goals and three assists in 12 games is indicative of a player full of confidence with the talent to match, and he’s someone that Celtic clearly feel can benefit them in the long run.
With other clubs also thought to be interested, it won’t be easy for Rodgers to get his man, but their standing in Scottish football as well as almost-guaranteed Champions League football every season could be the determining factor.
Celtic fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!
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