Celtic are the frontrunners in the race to sign St. Mirren attacker Lewis Morgan, according to Scottish Sun.

The newspaper claims that the Hoops are in pursuit of the 21-year-old but could face keen competition from English side Nottingham Forest.

It is understood that Brendan Rodgers in lining up a bid to sign Morgan in the January transfer window, who is currently in brilliant form.

The report adds that St Mirren have accepted Morgan’s fate will lie away from the club as his contract expires in the summer, but they are hopeful of putting together a new agreement which sees the player loaned back to them until the end of the season.

Celtic would most likely agree to those terms from the club and are aware that the Scotland Under-21 international is a player for the future.

The player has been in brilliant form for Scottish Premiership side St Mirren this season, netting 10 goals and registering eight assists in 21 appearances across all competitions.

Lewis Morgan a good move for Celtic?

Morgan is certainly one of the best rising talents in Scottish football and a move to Parkhead would be an exciting one.

The versatile attacker, can be utilized anywhere across the front three, has been making rounds in the Scottish Championship this season.

Morgan is a skillful player with an eye for goal and it will be no surprise to see attacking midfielder rise straight to the top.

Brendan Rodger’s side may need to start preparing for next season without Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts – whose primary club has been unbeaten so far in their 15 Premier League fixtures this season – when his loan spell expires and bringing in promising talent Morgan would be a smart move.

Lewis Morgan to Celtic likely to happen?

Celtic at this stage appear to be in a very tough position to sign St Mirren’s rising star and it would take a serious turn of events to change things.

His club have accepted his fate and linking up with the Scottish champions seems like the next step in his development.

Rodgers has also shown during his managerial spell with Celtic that he is willing to invest in young players and Morgan could become the next in his production line.

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