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Lewis Morgan’s price tag rising after leaving Celtic

Celtic are no strangers to player departures, especially when it involves their star players.

You only need to cast your mind back a few weeks ago when the deadline closed with the Hoops losing three of their key men.

Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer and Ryan Christie all headed to England as they became the latest in a long list of names to move south of the border after shining in Glasgow.

However, the Premier League and Championship isn’t the only league that’s come calling in recent years.

MLS has also become a home for a few of Celtic’s former players. Patryk Klimala joined New York Red Bulls in January, joining Lewis Morgan in the United States.

Morgan only featured on 31 occasions for the Hoops in a two-year spell after being signed by Brendan Rodgers from St Mirren.

Would Morgan get in this Celtic team?

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Definitely

Not for me

Not for me

The tricky winger scored two goals during his stay at Parkhead but never really saw his career take off.

However, at the age of 24, the Scot is showing what they’re missing and is staking a claim for a regular berth in Steve Clarke’s national side.

The USA is often seen as a retirement home for some of the greats of the game but that notion has changed in recent years with many clubs actually exploiting the MLS to prise young talent away.

Based on Morgan’s rise over the last two years, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we saw him back in the United Kingdom before too long.

He moved stateside in a deal worth just £360k but such were his good performances that he is now valued at £3.6m via Transfermarkt. That’s a meteoric elevation of 900% in transfer estimation.

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But why has that happened? Well, the £6k-per-week earner has emerged as a key player at David Beckham’s team, Inter Miami.

Coached by Phil Neville, he won the club’s MVP for 2020 after finishing as their top scorer on five goals. He was also a creative marvel for the Herons.

Morgan featured in every match last term, topping the MLS charts for big chances created on 14. The forward was also second for total chances created (65) and expected assists (7.93).

What’s most appealing about the forward’s style of play is his ability to play with both feet. That quality was discussed by Miami themselves: “It’s also important to note a very unique trait in Morgan’s skill set as he’s ambidextrous, meaning that he’s able to hit the ball with both feet.

“It is common to find players who control and pass the ball, but it’s rare to witness a player who can take set-pieces and whip in crosses comfortably with both feet.”

Hailed by Rodgers as a “dynamic” player during his time at Parkhead, it’s evident Celtic let a vastly talented player slip through their ranks here.

How they could do with his chance creation right now.

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