Report: MLS outfit join race for Lewis Morgan; Nottingham Forest plotting bid

Mark Warburton the manager of Nottingham Forest looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Notts County and Nottingham Forest at Meadow Lane on July 19, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Nottingham Forest and the other sides chasing St Mirren youngster Lewis Morgan will have to see off competition from MLS outfit New York Red Bulls.

Lewis Morgan of St Mirren in action during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 22nd October 2017; page 63), Nottingham Forest will have to see off competition from MLS outfit New York Red Bulls if they hope to sign St Mirren starlet Lewis Morgan.

Morgan has made a brilliant start to the season with the Scottish Championship side, scoring five and contributing two assists in the league, and that form has not gone unnoticed.

Mark Warburton, manager of Nottingham Forest looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury Town at the City Ground on August 8, 2017 in...

The Daily Mail reported in September that Celtic and Rangers were both keen on targeting the 21-year-old - who came through the youth ranks at Ibrox - while The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 15th October 2017; page 61) suggested that Forest were planning on making a bid.

But now the three sides will have to see off competition from Major League Soccer, with The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 22nd October 2017; page 63) reporting that New York Red Bulls are plotting a move, and they will present Morgan with the chance to join affiliated club RB Leipzig on loan in an attempt to sweeten the deal.

Lawrence Shankland celebrates his goal with team mate Lewis Morgan of St Mirren during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016...

It would certainly be a big blow for Forest if they miss out on the midfielder as he appears to have a bright future and could perhaps boost Mark Warburton's men's chances of building on their promising, but incredibly inconsistent start to the campaign.

It would probably evoke some frustrating memories for Forest fans if the Red Bulls win the race and send him to Leipzig, as that was the team Oliver Burke joined when he left the City Ground one year ago just as he was threatening to become one of the very best players in the Championship.

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