MLS emerges as threat to Rangers after latest Lewis Morgan reports

Pedro Caixinha, Manager of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers have been linked with a move to bring former Ibrox youngster Lewis Morgan back to Glasgow from St Mirren - but face plenty of competition.

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.

As if Rangers did not have enough competition for the signature of St Mirren star Lewis Morgan.

The Daily Record reported that Old Firm rivals Celtic, Premier League outfit Swansea City and Championship duo Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest were all hoping to make a move for a winger who has attracted plenty of interest after scoring eight goals in 15 games for St Mirren in 2017/18.

And to make Rangers’ prospects of bringing the former Ibrox youth star back to Glasgow even more difficult, The Sun (22nd October, page 63) reports that MLS side New York Red Bulls are set to offer Morgan a rather tempting move across the Atlantic.

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.

NYRB are also attempting to sweeten the deal by offering Morgan the chance to join Bundesliga high-flyers and affiliated sister club RB Leipzig on loan. The highly-rated wideman could go from the Scottish second division to the Champions League.

Rangers, then, may be concerned that history is about to repeat itself. The Daily Record reported in December 2016 that the Light Blues had attempted to sign another talented Scottish winger in Hearts’ Sam Nicholson.

The Edinburgh-born speedster, however, was instead enticed across to the MLS as the newly formed Minnesota United made their debut in the US top tier.

Sam Nicholson of Hearts during the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round: Second Leg between Hearts Football Club and Birkirkara at Tynecastle Stadium on July 21, 2016 in Edinburgh,...

Scottish clubs are enduring enough pressures in the transfer market right now with wealthier clubs from below the border keen to pinch their brightest starts at every given opportunity.

Rangers, however, could be facing a new threat from the MLS. After missing out on Nicholson, could Morgan become the latest homegrown prospect to swap Scotland for a new start Stateside?

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