Celtic winger Lewis Morgan has agreed to join MLS new side Inter Miami and has also agreed personal terms with the club, FutballNews reports.
The 23-year-old joined joined Celtic in January 2018 after starring for St Mirren in the Championship. He returned to Paisley on loan for the remainder of the 18/19 season before joining Sunderland on a six-month loan deal after failing to break into the Celtic squad.
The Scotland international played in the League One play-off with the Black Cats last year before returning to Parkhead. Morgan has made 18 appearances for Neil Lennon’s side this season and scored twice for the club in the Europa League.
According to Daily Record, David Beckham’s Inter Miami launched a bid for the former St Mirren winger and the MLS side has agreed a lucrative deal with Morgan jetting back from Dubai to hold talks. Morgan is keen to play more regularly and has been convinced that a move to MLS will be beneficial for his career.
David Beckham’s Inter Miami, coached by 44-year-old Diego Alonso, face FC Dallas on February 22 in their first game and hope to have Morgan on board by then. Miami will be initially based in Fort Lauderdale and expect to attract a huge Latin American following. The first official fixture for Miami will be an away game against FC Dallas on February 22.
Meanwhile, SunSport last night revealed that the Hoops are targeting Maccabi Tel Avic ace Yonatan Cohen. The Israeli international, who plays wide left or as a second striker, has hit seven goals in his last six league games for the country’s biggest club.
And Parkhead recruitment chief Nick Hammond watched the 23-year-old in action during Maccabi’s 4-3 win over Maccabi Haifa.