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Transfer latest: Sunderland are in talks with Celtic over promising young winger Lewis Morgan

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Sunderland are in talks with Celtic over a loan deal for promising young Scottish winger Lewis Morgan.

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Sunderland are in talks with Celtic over a loan deal for promising young winger Lewis Morgan, who previously worked with Jack Ross at St Mirren.

The 22-year old has found playing time limited since moving to Parkhead in the summer, though he spent all of last season with St Mirren and under the winger of the current Sunderland manager, who got the best from Morgan on their route to finishing first in the Scottish Championship.

Morgan has made just one start for Celtic this season and has played in both the Champions League and the Europa League, but with it looking unlikely that he’ll be a regular fixture in the side for the rest of this season it’s thought that Celtic are keen for him to go out and gain meaningful experience south of the border.

Sunderland have a lack of competition in attacking areas, with Lynden Gooch, Aiden McGeady and Chris Maguire almost certain picks each week due to there being no real depth in the wide positions.

Morgan - who scored 14 goals for St Mirren from midfield last season - is a tricky wide man with an eye for goal, and a move to Sunderland to work again under the manager who helped develop him as a professional is likely to be seen as a wise choice at this stage of his career.