Celtic winger Lewis Morgan has reportedly told the Daily Record that he has no intention of leave Celtic on loan this summer, and instead wants to fight for his place under Brendan Rodgers’ first team.
The Scottish champions decided to sign the 21-year-old after his brilliant performance last season with St. Mirren, when he netted 18 goals with 12 assists across 42 appearances in all competitions.
Celtic then signed him up in the January window for a reported fee of £300,000, but was ship out on loan back to Jack Ross’ side as they look to end the season with promotion.
It’s now reported that Morgan will now link up with the Celtic team ahead of the 2018-19 season with huge competition ahead of him. However, the winger is determined to fight for his place under Rodgers, instead of leaving the club on loan again.
“The first thing is for me to come back in for pre-season and get assessed from there.”
“All being well going back out on loan won’t be the case and I can kick on here.”
“That is what is on my mind at the moment. I’m planning on coming back for the new season to make sure I get into the team.”
Morgan could be guarantee of a starting role under Rodgers as Charly Musonda and Patrick Roberts set for return to Chelsea and Manchester City respectively.
This will leaves a space on the flanks for Celtic to fill, with the club boasting only of James Forrest, Scott Sinclair and long-term injury absentee Jonny Hayes. It could see Morgan used next season.