Sunderland linked with fresh approach for Lewis Morgan

Sunderland are again being linked with a loan move for Celtic midfielder Lewis Morgan, per reports in the Daily Star.

What’s the word?

In the Daily Star’s report on Celtic launching another bid for Vakoun Issouf Bayo, Rhys Turrell notes that Sunderland could again look to take Morgan on loan.

The Black Cats had previously launched a loan request in the summer, when the 22-year-old midfielder officially joined the Hoops from St. Mirren, but were turned away as Brendan Rodgers wished to personally oversee his development at Celtic Park.

Morgan had agreed to move to Celtic in January 2018, but returned to St. Mirren for the remainder of last season on loan, having earned promotion to the Scottish Premiership the season prior with the Buddies.

It was under current-Sunderland boss Jack Ross that St. Mirren earned promotion, and Morgan dazzled with 14 goals and nine assists in 35 appearances.

Could it happen?

Well, the suggestion that Sunderland could again look to take Morgan on loan stems from the midfielder making 13 appearances in green and white this season but starting only once under Rodgers.

The potential arrivals of Bayo and Paris Saint-Germain striker Timothy Weah will present the 22-year-old with fewer available minutes, as well, leaving both the Scottish side and player questioning where his next start will come from.

Should Morgan move to the Stadium of Light, Rodgers would know that he would be linking up with a manger that can get the most out of his potential, which he can one day tap into at Celtic Park.

Morgan’s career stats show 51 games as a left-winger, resulting in 16 goals and seven assists, while the twice unused senior Scotland international substitute has created chances for both himself and his teammates wherever he has played.

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