CELTIC MISFIT’S BUMPER DEAL

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CELTIC misfit Lewis Morgan is about to agree a lucrative new long-term deal with MLS outfit New York Red Bulls.

The Scotland international winger was signed by Brendan Rodgers from St Mirren in a cut-price £250,000 deal in January 2018.

Morgan was loaned back to the Paisley side for the remainder of the season before joining up with the Parkhead first-team squad in the summer.

HAMPDEN WINNER…Lewis Morgan puts the pressure on Ibrox defender Filip Helander during Celtic’s 1-0 Betfred League Cup Final success on December 8 2019.

However, appearances in the top side for the tricky raider, now 26, were few and far between and he made only 11 starts and 20 substitute appearances while scoring two goals for the Hoops.

He had a loan stint at Sunderland before being sold for £400,000 to David Beckham’s Inter Miami in the 2020 January transfer window.

Morgan, who has been capped twice by Scotland, was on the move again in December 2021 when he joined former Parkhead team-mates Patryk Klimala and Cameron Harper at New York Red Bulls.

BIG IN THE BIG APPLE…Lewis Morgan will be offered new long-term contract.

The touchline ace has flourished in the Big Apple and netted 18 goals in 37 appearances which will earn him a bumper new deal, according to US media outlet Pro Soccer Wire.

He is in line for what is termed ‘Targeted Allocation Money’ which would see him offered “a multi-year extension”.

Ironically, one of Morgan’s last games for Celtic came in the Betfred League Cup Final success over Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side in December 2019 when Christopher Jullien hit the only goal of the game.

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